Vlog 303: A shark? In a London canal?

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The Regent’s Canal runs through much of the middle of London and is a surprisingly peaceful oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. And yes, there is a shark! I joined the St Pancras Cruising Club who’d arrange for a huge convoy of boats to travel along the canal, assembling at Limehouse Basin by the end of the day.

Part 2 can be seen by clicking here
Start point: https://goo.gl/maps/44dD47P4aK1Wok9p7
End point: https://goo.gl/maps/Pt2LSBkc5u8n3tKf6
Cambridge Backs Video 1: https://youtu.be/e2iEAH5qJSQ
Cambridge Backs Video 2: https://youtu.be/eeyM94L1tb8
Prior London boating video: https://youtu.be/ZOpSF0iUkR4
Lorna’s Museum video: https://youtu.be/3uepBJ08Zts
About the Regent’s Canal: https://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/history/regents.htm

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  1. Hi David,
    I was searching canal history and this Vlog came up. Don’t know why. What I was looking for was any recommendations on books about the history of building the British canals. I’m in the States and remember as young boy going to visit what little was left of the Ohio Eire canal. Was fascinated by the mechanics of it. Came across your videos and my interest was peaked again. Any book recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks

    • Hi, unfortunately I don’t have any book recommendations because I haven’t read any of them. If you have a look at the back issues of Waterways World magazine, they do a page of book reviews in each edition so maybe that’ll help? Regards, David

  2. Hi David, excellent vlog once again. Fresh water sharks appear to be a fairly uncommon sight I’m told. So congratulations for spotting one.
    The flaps on the side of this sailboat you saw are not a rare sight in the Netherlands, especially on old fishing ships and freight ships.
    We call them swords or sideswords. They are used on flat bottomed boats, that have no keel, to prevent them from being pushed to the side by the wind. Must say I’m quite interested to know what they are called in English.
    Looking forward to the next episode, keep up the good work!
    Cheers, Jobim

    • Thank you; the next part will in fact be the video after the next one, for reasons you’ll see when I put the next video up!

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