I find flying quite magical. And was amazed to see Windsor Castle passing below the plane; three days before the royal wedding.
From Steve's I headed to Limehouse to stay with my nephew Andrew and his wonderful wife, Jess.
I was so glad to finally meet Jess and we had a marvellous wander around the nearby marina and beside the ever changing Thames.
|Folk have to manage the locks themselves|
While Andrew and Jess worked, I happily explored London on my own.
Tours were offered of the inner workings of Tower Bridge; including a walk across a glass floor looking down on the river and road below. Wowsa. I couldn't resist that.
Even better, one section of the glass walkway had a mirrored ceiling above it making for some interesting photo opportunities.
What had to be impressed upon me was the fact that it was 311 steps to reach that amazing view.
London is a feast for the eyes; even derelict buildings have a certain beauty. I marvelled at the Butterfly bushes growing all over this place.
These ruins of St. Dunston in the East is a church that was bombed in WWII.
|Notice the palm tree; this is in London.|
Of course I had to follow it, not realizing that where I wanted to go was in the opposite direction. So, once I reached the other end, I walked back ... wondering just a teeny bit about the ceiling leaks ...
Since I was in Greenwich I went for a lovely stroll through Royal Park and up the hill to the spot where the Eastern and Western hemispheres meet.
And once there, I stood with my feet straddling the time line.
Back to the other side of the Thames.
How do you feel about driver-less trains ?
Would you believe I did all this and more in my first two full days in England !
Times to head to Exmouth.