Thames Barrier to the O2 (Millennium Dome)
As soon as I had parked the car and walked down the steps to the path the smell of the sea hit me. I'm not sure how far from the estuary we are at the Thames barrier but the smell was strong. Today was going to be an easy walk as I would have to retrace my steps to return to the car. It was far too much hassle to get here by public transport so I thought once I had reached the O2, all future walks should be accessible by public transport.
I have done this part of the walk a number of times with family and friends but I wanted to record my walk with photos so I decided to start at the beginning of the walk and not miss out any of the pathway. The idea being to walk from the Thames Barrier to the source of the River Thames.
You begin the walk through a concrete tunnel with one side opening out onto the river. The other side has a map of the river showing how the height above sea level rises as you get closer to its source, which is approximately 180 miles from where I was standing.
Here you can see the giant gravel conveyors which you walk beneath.
Greenwich Yacht Club
Back on the pathway I spotted this sculpture made from rubbish collected from the river.
This is the cable car that goes across the river. It has only been open for about one year. If you want to see more pictures of views from the cable car click here.