Monday, 21 June 2010

A morning of meandering...

I took the morning off.
I'm in London staying with a friend just off Kingsland Road N1.
I went for an eastward stroll along the Regent's Canal.
The sunlight illuminated peculiar underwater objects: traffic cones, shopping trolleys and bicycles all wrapped up in algae like alien parcels.
Plastic bags floated eerily through the water, breathing in and out like jelly fish.
Cootlings and their parents waded over this strange world and bright, blue dragonflies tumbled their reflections through the sunlight.

A hoola hoop packet and an onion bobbing.
Kids in kayaks crashing into the bricks of the towpath wall.
The sun on my back heading east along the Regents canal.