Knitting and London life. Not necessarily in that order.
Sunday, April 4
A corner of the island
Otherwise known as Newcastle Draw Dock, just a few minutes walk from Island Gardens DLR station on the Isle of Dogs.
It's a quiet little spot, I spent a short time beachcombing yesterday, the small beach is littered with colourful pieces of brick that have been worn by the Thames into shadows of their former selves. All sharp edges worn away with the action of the tides, leaving beautiful orange and yellow tactile lumps scattered along the shore. Builders' rubble transformed into something delightful.
The riverfront walkways are a nice place to sit and gaze over at the tourist madness of bank-holiday-weekend Greenwich, and to admire the classic panorama of the old Royal Naval College, the Queen's House and the Observatory lined up behind one another. From the beach you can see the Cutty Sark pub (although it's rather overshadowed by the ugly apartments) and the power station, and watch the boats chug by.