Friday, 2 March 2007

Messing about on the river...

My journey to work this morning did not look set to be a good one. I got to North Greenwich station and the crowd on the Westbound Platform was about 8 deep! There was a train there with it's doors shut, which eventually hiccoughed out of the station. No thanks, I thought!

So, back upstairs I went - and almost immediately found a 129 - a bus I had until recently thought most pointless, which took me back to Greenwich and deposited me just by the University.

I was contemplating whether to walk to Cutty Sark DLR or Greenwich main line when a sign for the Greenwich Pier caught my eye. A friend of mine had recently been extolling the virtues of river travel, and so, I thought - Why not?

I only had to wait five minutes until a boat came - and off we went. I sat out the back on the deck (which given the weather today was a bit cold) and had what is possibly the nicest commute to work I have ever had. The fresh air was great, and the boat wasn't at all crowded. OK, a single fare cost £3.05 (which included a Travelcard holder discount) but I may just investigate the cost of season tickets, come the summer it could be THE way to travel!