Wednesday, 3 August 2011

London Town

Paddington Basin - can you spot the Duck?

Our current location!
Me and Priscilla
0 miles, 0 locks

We didn't move very far at all today - just around the corner to a better, quieter mooring in Paddington Basin itself. We had a sorting out morning, tidied up, cleaned, I baked BCN cookies from Rebekah's recipe (more on that tomorrow) and James went to the chandleries at Embankment and Shaftesbury Avenue for bilge pump bits.
In the late afternoon, we had lots of visitors: my friend from university, Priscilla, my sister Esther and my cousin Ariane. We had a lovely afternoon sitting on the roof eating cookies and doughnuts. Esther and Ariane both had early starts but Pris, James and I headed to the river for a trip on a Thames clipper run by TfL, so you just pay on your Oyster card. We went to Greenwich and had a wander, down to the river's edge where we found shards of porcelain amongst the pebbles and around the streets. Pris then went home to Essex and we zoomed back along the river in the dark. A lovely day. This is why we do long days - so we can have days where we stop and have fun!

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