We had a tailwind along the Thames Path which I'm glad to say was open apart from Lovells Wharf building site and the Emirates "Air Line". The trick though is to know where to turn after Lovells back onto the river front because there's simply no help from signage (we're working on it with Greenwich Council). And talking of the cable cars, they're due to open this Thursday June 28 and I hope to lead a ride there on Sunday July 8. Dr. Dave reminded us that there's no coffee on Sundays at Firepower in Woolwich, so we arrived at 11.30 at Crossness and were able to enter the site from the Thames Path through a heavy metal gate. There were hundreds of model engineering enthusiasts and steam loco buffs there to see the world's largest working rotative beam engine. The catering by volunteers was excellent, offset only by the Crossness pong as one left the Victorian gothic marvel . We travelled back individually, some by the same route, while others seeing the dark clouds took the train from Abbey Wood only to get soaked at Blackheath.
Crossness Pumping Station