Sunday, 8 April 2012
River Thames Walks
From Tower Bridge you pass the edge of the Tower of London, photographs impossible at this point the crowds where enormous, and it felt like walking in a flock of black crows, with the occasional flash of colour from someone being brave enough not to wear the uniform black of winter coats.
On we walked past St Paul's Cathedral, down Fleet Street, into the Strand. Stopped for what we hopped would be lunch but the place we had in mind was heaving with people, so it was an emergency coffee and sandwich then carry on walking up to Trafalgar Square, along Piccadilly, past the Ritz and so to Green Park tube. Once off the tube my son lives five minutes walk from the station. So all in all I think we walked close to nine miles from one side of London to the middle. We were exhausted......
Neither of us could cook we had no energy left, so an Indian take away was ordered from the shop across the road from the flat. But we were too far gone and neither of us managed to eat half of our very lovely curries.
I did have very sensible boots on for my trip, but it is amazing how much more effort walking on pavements is compared to hills. I did realise that when I am out walking in the hills I have a rucksack on my back rather than my handbag on my shoulder, which got heavier with every mile!
So after breakfast in Kentish Town Canteen with my son and his girlfriend on Saturday morning it was time to get back on the tube and then train and come home to the lush green hills that surround where I live.