Friday, 19 April 2013


I had a bit of spare time this lunchtime, so I paid a visit to Paddington Basin.  By chance, just as I walked along the water's edge, they were doing the weekly test of the roll-up bridge.  I didn't have my camera with me, so these are just phone photos.

There were quite a few people around watching -- including a couple I recognised: Les and Jaq from Valerie.  Having introduced myself, I was invited back to the boat for a cup of tea.  We spent a very enjoyable hour chatting before I had to head back to work.  It was a pleasure to meet Les and Jaq, and I hope we'll bump into them again some time.


Anonymous said...

That's such an elegant bridge - thanks for the photos - for all the times we've moored in Paddington we've never been there on a Friday to see it :-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

p.s. Doesn't Jaq make a good cup of tea?!

Neil Corbett said...

We have been lucky enough to see it a few times! I love it. Did you know it was designed by the same guy who designed the cauldron for the Olympics?
Kath (nb Herbie)

Robert Salnick said...

What an awesome, whimsical design!

s/v Eolian

Ian and Karen said...

That's great, we've not seen it in action, thanks for sharing it.

Jaqueline Biggs said...

It was grand meeting you Adam. We really enjoyed getting to know you in person and hope to come across you and Adrian on your travels.
Jaq and Les