Trip Start May 30, 2008
49Trip End Nov 02, 2008
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The tour was really informative and the guide was a crack up. We caught a boat from the Tower of London down the river Thames to Greenwich (wich = port, so Greenwich = green port, donchaknow?). The weather was a bit overcast, which didn't stop me from getting sunburnt and wind-blown on the top of the boat.
At Greenwich, the famous Cutty Sark (which I can't stop calling the Cutty Shark) was still under construction after it burnt down recently. We walked along the river to the palace and the Queen's house, which were beautiful, and then around to Greenwich park
After the tour, I hiked up the hill to the top of the Observatory for some beautiful views of London. Unfortunately, I also got hit with the most intense hay fever I've ever experienced and so the view was slightly hampered by watery eyes and constant sneezing. Did the standing on both sides of the meridian at once thing, which really doesn't hurt as much as they say it will. Then got lost in the museum for ages. Once again, my inner science nerd came out - I was fascinated by the history of longitude, clock-making and astronomy. Took lots of notes that I won't bore you with, but for those interested, watch this TV series.
Walked under the Thames in a long scary isolated tunnel, and got a great final view of Greenwich on my way home. Lovely place, I'd like to go back and spend more time there someday.