Today we head home from London to the US. We are taking a direct flight to Seattle. Our flight time is about nine hours. We leave at three o'clock UK time. Over the trip we will gain about eight hours. I am happy to leave and somewhat sad to leave. I'm happy because I get to see my friends. I'm sad because I had so much fun on the trip and I want to stay longer.
Henry Arnold's Travels
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Today we are heading to Paris on the train. The picture is of the St. Pancras train station in London. We rode backwards all the way to Paris. The countryside looked a lot like San Juan Island. Big open fields dotted with trees. When we popped out of the "Chunnel" the first thing I saw was big wind generators. The landscape looked just like Skagit Valley. Big open fields with crops. There were a lot of corn fields. The other thing I noticed is every town h...
We also went to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. It's famous for the prime meridian. The Prime Meridian is the starting point for world time and the zero longitude line. I thought the Prime Meridian was cool because I knew exactly where I was on the earth. I also learned how important accurate time keeping is to travel.
In Greenwich we went to the Royal Maritime Museum. The picture on this blog is of the Figureheads from old ships. There were some really interesting sculptures of animals and people. I liked the one of a snow goose the best, I might try to figure out what ship it came from. A lot of the museum was closed because they were adding new exhibits and the grounds were a little torn up because they held the Olympic Horse riding competitions on the grounds. The t...
Today we took a river cruise from Westminster to Greenwich. There was an amazing amount of history as you moved down the river. We saw the Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Charles Dickens House, and the place where the Mayflower was built. The captain talked about the sites along the way and he sounded sad about all the changes to the river front. In many areas the old wharf (which we found out stands for WareHouse At River Front) buildings were replaced with con...