Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Early morning, Tower Bridge


While we can't be out and about in London, here's a view of a favourite landmark: Tower Bridge, viewed from below as it opened one morning. 

I was on PS Waverley, the paddle steamer which usually spends part of the year in London. This was taken in 2018, since when the last sea-going paddle steamer has had a difficult time. After extensive repairs including a boiler refit, it returned to the sea in August 2020 but of course, Covid-19 reduced the usual programme of excursions and passenger capacity for the rest of the sailing year. As a result, there is currently a fundraiser to cover the costs of winter dry-docking and maintenance. After the repairs, and with only a few weeks' sailing time, PS Waverley stayed close to home in Glasgow for 2020. Fingers crossed that it won't be too long before we can take a paddle-steamer trip on the Thames again.



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