Today was our final opportunity for an English adventure, so we decided to return to Chesham, our favourite part of London.
The bike and I have been out at Watford today, enjoying a bit of forest riding.
Continue reading Watford and Whipendell Wood
We intended to walk around Chesham today, but it turns out there are not many trains up that branch of the Metropolitan line in the middle of the day, so we switched to plan B on the way and got off the train at Rickmansworth.
Continue reading Rickmansworth
We saw another fox today, and this time Felicity got some photos!
Continue reading Brompton
Our trip to Erith this morning took a lot longer than we expected; we spent nearly an hour parked in a tunnel until they worked out that our train could push the broken-down train out of the station just ahead of us. When our carriage finally moved next to the platform, we had to get out and transfer to a third train that was stuck behind us. I can’t imagine the chaos this would have caused if it had occurred during rush hour on a weekday!
Continue reading Lesnes Abbey Woods
After lunch today we caught the tube to Hackney Wick and joined the River Lee walk. We have previously explored up-river from here, but this time we were heading down stream to the Thames.
Continue reading River Lee and Limehouse Cut
I woke to hear rain last night, so I wondered if I was making a wise decision to go bike riding in Epping Forest again today. But the forecast claimed the rain had passed, and I figured the likelihood of muddy conditions isn’t going to diminish in the next few weeks, so I decided to seize the opportunity.
Continue reading Loughton to Buckhurst Hill via Epping Forest
When we began the River Brent walk last Saturday, we passed a signboard pointing to another river walk in the opposite direction, which looked interesting. These two walks are both part of the London Loop. Unfortunately today we made the mistake of returning to Richmond and crossing the bridge to find the sign again, instead of starting at Twickenham station as the trail notes suggested.
Continue reading River Crane
According to ‘Time Out’, the best farmer’s market in London is held on Sundays at Alexandra Park, so we decided to check it out.
Continue reading Alexandra Palace and Highgate Wood
We started today’s walk later than usual, because we wanted to visit a farmer’s market just up the road that starts at 10 AM. Farmers in West Hampstead obviously enjoy an easy life.
Continue reading River Brent
The London Loop walk is a 245 Km trail around the outskirts of the city. We have walked along parts of it on previous expeditions, and today we walked the final two sections, totalling 16.5 Km.
Continue reading Upminster to Purfleet
Today I finally got to ride some decent singletrack on my bike. It was a bit of a mission getting there but well worth the effort.
Continue reading Epping Forest
We spent today walking through the Chiltern Hills, following the 16km Chess Valley Walk.
Continue reading Chess Valley Walk
Judith is now on her way back to NZ, it’s been fun travelling with her. We’ve been back in London for the last few days, and had several adventures.
Continue reading Emirates cable car and Richmond Park
Today’s visit to a cemetery was not really for tourism purposes; we went to pay our respects to some of Felicity and Judith’s relatives.
Continue reading Edmonton Cemetry
Judith has joined us in London, and one of her top priorities was to see a Shakespeare play performed in a traditional theatre. When Felicity tried to book for Macbeth some time ago the only places available were in the pit.
Continue reading Shakespeares Globe Theatre
I would never have imagined that an hour and a quarter guided tour around an old cemetery could be so interesting. I would have happily continued for twice as long.
Continue reading Highgate Cemetary
Ours plan for this afternoon was to visit Highgate Cemetary, but when we arrived we found that you have to book a tour on weekdays. Just across the fence is Waterlow Park, so we decided to explore that instead.
Continue reading Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath
I’ve been trying to replace my favorite hat, which after many years of faithful service and several repairs is about to fall to pieces. It is in the washing machine now, and I’m wondering if it will come out in one piece. Problem is, every shop we visit has pretty much sold out of hats because it has been so unusually hot.
Continue reading Kensington