To complete the narrative of my walk from West Ham to Abbey Woods – rather further than I planned – I am posting a few miscellaneous pictures of the route, which is empty and along a bit of the Thames I didn’t know.
The tunnel at Woolwich (it’s actually only used for cycling):-
One of the deserted piers on the north side:-
And on the south side:-
At Tripcock Point, where the Princess Alice sank on 3 September 1878, with devastating loss of life, there are good views east:-
But it’s hard to see it as an area for pleasure steamers and to imagine Turner on a boat travelling downriver to Gravesend.