My Commute, Your Commute: Kayaking To Work

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 86 months ago
My Commute, Your Commute: Kayaking To Work

You do it everyday. You barely notice the route. But we bet there's more to your commute than you think. We want to know about your daily grind. Send us words, video or photographs. Snap teasing pictures of the route and make us guess it. Tell us what's unusual or beautiful about your commute. How would you really like to travel to work?

First up, meet, James Sweetman, marketing man at stickyboard.co.uk. A few canalside drinks with his brother one pleasant Friday evening resulted in him swapping public transport for a personally powered waterway to work.

The commute: Ealing to Kings Cross

The public transport: Piccadilly Line - Ealing Common to Kings Cross

The watery way: He now takes the quick overland train from Ealing Broadway to Paddington and jumps on the canal there to kayak up to Kings Cross. If he's got the time, he kayaks the canal all the way from Ealing.

What did it take? A few drinks, a bet between brothers, a £30 Waterways licence, collapsible paddle and inflatable Kayak.

Read more about James's change of commute.

If this has inspired you, Green Transport Week is coming up 17-25 June. Can you make your commute greener?

Tell us about your commute. Email hello@londonist.com.

Last Updated 10 June 2011