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The Long Water

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  • Day7

    Meet Dick.

    April 28 in the United Kingdom

    This bus driver was a dick, and I don't mean his name was Richard.

    Left us standing outside in the rain while he played with his cell phone for 10 mins. I get that bus isn't set to leave for 10 more mins, but could we not sit inside the bus? He let us in right at the pull away time and not a moment sooner.

  • May27

    Arrival in London

    May 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We arrived in London around noon. We ran into Anne Labelle, previously with the Minto Mine, in the customs lineup. She's traveling to Portugal for a holiday and was wearing a straw hat. We took the Heathrow express to Paddington and bought our future rail tickets at the ticket centre there. Our hotel (Hotel Indigo) is a boutique hotel on London Street near the station. The room is nice. We went for drinks at the Sussex Arms and watched the Scottish Cup football final there. Then we went for dinner beside our hotel. Afterwards we walked through Hyde Park. We"re both pretty tired (didn't sleep much at all on the plane). The weather here is great - broken cloud, lots of sun and a cooling breeze. The hotel has air conditioning, so we'll sleep well tonight!Read more

  • Jun8

    Padstow to London

    June 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We caught the bus from Padstow to Bodmin Parkway rail station. We left early as the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show started today and it the largest annual event in the U.K. Over 125,000 people, 500 cattle, 180 pigs, 1400 horses and 1500 sheep are competing this year. The roads were pretty jammed up getting into the site. As well, the British general election is on today. So, we got to the train station early and waited for our train and then travelled to Paddington Station in London. We are at the Indigo Hotel, where we stayed when we arrived here May 27th. We changed and then took the tube to Liverpool Street and there we met up with Stanny and David who took the train in. Stanny was in Whitehorse with Michael visiting us last August and we haven't seen David for at least 10 years. We went for a nice dinner and drinks and caught up on news. After dinner, Stanny and David caught the train back home and we took the tube back to Paddington. We had one drink at the Sussex Arms and watched a rugby game on TV. We are now back in our room getting ready to fly to Marseille tomorrow.Read more

  • Day35

    London - UK

    June 18, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    And so back now where the journey started five weeks ago. Thankful that everything went smoothly, no mechanical or health issues, and the wheels kept turning. Granted a few minor issues here and and there, but also plenty of good fortune !

    Out of my control was the weather. As luck would have it, May in France was the wetest in 35 years !

    Thanks for all the comments and "likes". Till next time.

  • Day60

    London

    June 9 in the United Kingdom

    A late start from the day, slept until almost 9AM!! To bed after midnight 2 nights in a row is highly unusual for me. Today is a double header theater day so down to the West End for a bit of shopping and the first play at 2:30PM.

    Was in search for a tie for a friend of mine and have been looking since Milan as the criteria are quite specific. Finally found what I have been looking for in the Saville Row environs of London. Quite the area, all high end men's clothing stores. It was a fun find. Then to the matinee for today, The Moderate Soprano. The drama is a new play and the sometimes funny story of John Christie, who built and founded the Glyndebourne Opera house in pre-war Sussex. A touching love story as well and very well done.

    Found my way back to the Southbank and the busy area around the National Theater. Spent an hour watching the fascinating scenes around me with a glass of wine. Had a lovely pre-show dinner in the Terrace Restaurant at the theater - small plates, wonderful Croquettes and an asparagus salad. Tonight's show was Julie, an old drama by August Strindberg - Miss Julie, con temporized to modern day London. Vanessa Kirby, Princess Margaret in The Crown, was the lead and outstanding. The play is rather depressing but the acting and staging was terrific. A thoroughly enjoyable day.

    Miles: 5.7
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