"Abbey Road"

Trip Start Apr 18, 2007
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Trip End Jun 29, 2007


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Sunday, May 20, 2007

I don't actually make it to THAT Abbey Road crossing, but every second bus seemed to be going there.

Yesterday I tried travelling above ground on the buses - a brave adventure without a bus map! Buses list a number of suburbs as well as their final destination, so a combination of hopping on and off and retreating to the certainty of the tube gets me around.

Liz and I do a shop and market crawl, starting with Portobello Road while Rob ventures out to Portsmouth for the day. The pashmina stalls offer the same quality and colours as New York - just twice the
price! Five US dollars there, five pounds on this side of the Atlantic.
Any guesses for Paris?

Covent Gardens offer good entertainment and a trawl through Harrods is enlightening. Being almost next door, the Victoria and Albert Museum warrants a couple of hours before a roundabout bus trip home.

Today is a walking tour of Greenwich, led by Richard, an entertaining and informative guide. The tour starts at Tower Hill with an introduction to the Tower of London and then a 30 minute cruise up the Thames to Greenwich. The weather is ideal! The mention of locks by the captain on the boat remind me of a little Mirror rowing boat that had probably been this way and walking for another full day has me thinking of Laura T and how we should have trained more!

On return to London, I head for Hyde Park to do a 'compare-and-contrast' with Central Park last Sunday. It's much more sedate here. Little more than sitting, walking and a few paddle boats. The few skaters were certainly not the entertainment value enjoyed last week in New York!

So tonight is Sunday - must be packing night. We're off to Paris early tomorrow morning.

Happy Birthday, Rohan!
Bon soir!
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