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  • Day511


    October 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We travelled back up here for a few days to help with Magnus and Jemima during school half term. The M25 was a complete nightmare as usual around the airport and then we heard that it had been closed in front of us. Our trip of 60 miles eventually took 4.25 hours (from Basingstoke where we had stopped to get new supplies on board - a new record.) On the plus side K was driving for the first time since her injury and the time behind the wheel has given her her confidence back. Arrived late in a squally rain shower.
    We spent some great time with Magnus and Jemima.
    On Saturday we stayed local, taking them into Walthamstow and the park to give Emily a break. Stewart was at work as Parliament was sitting to discuss brexit and he had a show to organise for the evening news spot.
    We enjoyed a family meal in the late evening on his return after the show.
    On Sunday we enjoyed family time with all the family together. K cooked a roast lunch whilst we had a brief walk around the Hackney marshes.
    On Monday we took the children on the tube and bus to Battersea Park and the childrens zoo. Magnus greatly enjoyed the animals and the childrens play ground. Jemima smiled the day through.
    On Tuesday we stayed in the area and hit the market on Walthamstow high street.
    On Wednesday we visited Greenwich and the Cutty Sark with the children. The undercroft beneath the keel in the dry dock had a band doing African drumming and the children made their own drum at the activity table. A great day out much enjoyed by all. Magnus was so interested in everything he saw and asked question after question!!!!! He diligently wrote a list of facts learned once back home.
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  • Day581


    December 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Returning to Chertsey to continue our interrupted exploration of the area.
    On Boxing day afternoon we walked along the Thames for a short while, then into Chertsey village - all was very quiet. The Thames water levels had reduced by almost 300mm and some people were out sweeping the tow paths around the river.
    The following day we set off on our bikes to visit the Great Park in Windsor. As we arrived our sat nav died and we took an extra 45 minutes to find the park entrance. We did manage however to see some of the park surrounds that we might otherwise have missed. Eventually finding the entrance to the park at Bishopsgate Lane we enjoyed a good ride around its southern end - all around Virginia Water. There were many people out walking, cycling, skate boarding etc - we enjoyed a warming tea and coffee at the cafe by Virginia Water which was doing a roaring trade. We exited the park by the Saville Gardens entrance which was about 50 yards from where our sat nav expired.
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  • Day25


    June 18, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Cycled south on Lea Valley cycle path into Limehouse Docks and then to the Tower of London. A long ride {about 16 miles each way} but we felt good at the end.
    Walked the Southbank and had a look in the Jewel Tower at the Palace of Westminster.
    Anti Brexit protest outside Paliament building - very colourful. Must have been about 50 people there wrapped in the Union and EU flags. Another group alongside were campaigning for the release of a politician in Jail in Pakistan - very noisy.
    Lea Valley cycle path once again very good. The last uphill climb to reach the campsite was a challenge, but we managed it!!!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Enfield, London Borough of Enfield, ENF, Enfield kerület