I haven’t mentioned this yet, but it is “summer” at the moment. I use the inverted comma’s as, being an Australian I have come to expect certain standards of the warmest season of the year.
I left Perth in Winter, having just earned a sunburnt face and shoulders from a spot of gardening, to arrive in a cooler climate than I had left.On our way to breakfast we chance noticed the reflection of a ray of sun on a window. Today, we though, we may even need our sunglasses! This was very exciting indeed.
It was Shrimp’s day to pick an activity and so it would be back to the River Thames for dodgem cars, arcade games and the Aquarium. Of course, not to break from tradition, we walked (Google map the following: Norfolk Square, past Buckingham Palace, across the Westminster Bridge to just under the London Eye).
On our way we stopped at Westminster Abbey. This was the first place in the whole of London that made me appreciate the trip so far. To stand in front of the tombs of Newton, Chaucer, Darwin, Kipling and the most notable (and notorious) Kings and Queens of Englands history was something I cannot describe. We sat for a while, out of reverence and aching ankles, to reflect on the wonder of the monument we were within.
The Aquarium, I have to say, is the most wonderous I have ever seen. I do not think I could see anything more expertly designed, however the queue for entry could have been better thought out. I also had my photo taken on a broomstick at the Film Museum in County Hall. Do not even get me started on having a good snoop at the Dalecks on dislay, I climbed under the rope barrier *hehe*
A stroll through Hyde Park brought us back to the pub near the hotel for some “work-a-holic” endorsed ale. Early to bed once more tonight as tomorrow is a day trip to Windsor Palace, Bath and Stonehenge. This is my most anticipated excursion for England so YAY!
Thoughts to leave you with are :
Shrimp 282 (yes and we are being very selective and honest)
Jessie 11 (I have dropped my standards as this is a holiday after all)
Walrus-as we left Hyde Park today a girl on a scooter called out to her fella companion “When we get there we’ll find a grassy spot and you can lay on me. LAY ON ME! LAY ON ME!” I think the trend is catching on!