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I can see clearly now!

22 May, 2020

• I WONDER whether anyone else has noticed how clear the waters have become in the Regent’s Canal?

During my daily run along the towpath you can now see with absolute clarity what lies beneath.

There are the obligatory shopping trolleys, countless bicycle frames, numerous tyres, traffic cones, pots and pans, beer cans etc, etc.

More surprising was a whole metal bed frame, an entire moped and something glinting and beckoning to me.

On closer inspection it was rose gold iPhone shining like lost treasure. Maybe it was dropped from the nearby bridge or, more sinisterly, stolen and discarded.

The clear waters could be considered a metaphor, though since the phrase from the prime minister “Stay Alert, Control The Virus, Save Lives” the clarity has gone!

Regent’s Park Road
Primrose Hill, NW1


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