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4 June 2013

Canoe the Thames with Moo Canoes

Your author spent an interesting evening a week or so ago canoeing the Thames from Limehouse to Greenwich with Ian of Ianvisits, Matt from Londonist. The trip was one of many organised by Moo Canoes, a smashing new company offering ordinary Londoners the chance to get out on the river or canal from their base underneath the DLR arches near Limehouse Station.

The trip was organised by Katy Hogarth and Alfie Hatt, who own Moo Canoes and run it together, and saw a small mixed group of experienced and inexperienced canoeists take to the water and paddle down to the Cutty Sark pub in Greenwich for dinner, before waiting for the waters to turn and returning to base with the upcoming tide. It was a great experience, despite a few heavy showers, and the food at the Cutty Sark was welcome after the exercise.

Your author has been out on the water with Katy before, and she is a great guide, so he was grateful to be offered the chance to try out the trip, which usually costs a fairly reasonable £49 including dinner. Readers can also hire canoes to take your own trip around the canals of East London.

For more, see http://www.moocanoes.com/

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