London BigBus, hop-on hopoff type scenario. Tower Bridge, the Tower, London Eye, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Selfriges, Victoria & Albert. Climbed St. Paul's - some 450 odd steps - but great view of London. Went to Shakespeare's Globe theatre & saw Titus and Andronicus. Very bloody & violent play. One groundling was overwhelmed by it all & hit the deck.
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The very fast train from Lancaster to London makes our trains look pretty poor in comparison. To the London House Hotel, were we both arrived within 5 minutes of each other. Nice hotel. Off seeing the sights, walking Hyde Park, getting an Oyster card and negotiating the Underground.
Pub meals in the UK. Certainly have never seen a tower of black pudding on a menu before. Fish and chips. Lancaster pie night meal. Fish finger sandwich and toast.
The Lakes District day trip. A wonderful trip through high and wild country. It reminds me of scenery out of a McBeth movie - you almost expect a wild Scotsman to jump out at any stage. We arrived past the peak at the Pub for a short break before heading down through even more incredibly narrow and windy roads. Brian is a wonder at there navigation. Had to stop and photograph the black faced sheep, as apparently they are a favorite of someone's.
After a comfortable nights sleep on terra firma we headed off on our separate ways for a few days. Fiona headed off in a chauffeur driven jaguar to Howarth - the country of the Bronte sisters. I merely caught a taxi to the Manchester Airport train terminal for the trip to Lancaster. The fastest train I've ever been on. Collected by Pat & Brian and off to their home in Heysham. Catching up with and spending time with them was really good. They were very gene...