London, England

The 84-mile hike across England was completed on September 2, with a walk to Bowness-on-Solway.
The hike began with a full rainbow across the rolling green countryside.
With a lightly cloudy sky, the hills across the River Eden were my only glimpse of Scotland on the trip.

My favorites:
Walking along the River Eden, which is now a tidal marsh with the tide being out.
Curlews, sandpipers, gulls chripping, dipping, fishing.
Bursts of sunshine with one quick downpour.

It was over quickly, only 7 miles today.
Then on the train to London at 12:30 pm, arriving at 4:30 pm.

The last four days in London:
My favs:
Evensong at St. Paul’s by a boy’s and men’s choir.
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at the new Shakespeare Globe Theater.
Kew Gardens, a huge botantical garden.
Walking by Buckingham Palace.
Tour of the Tower of London.

Today I am on the plane to Biarritz, France. Then catch a train to St. Jean de Pied Pont.
Tomorrow I walk over the French Pyreenes into Spain, 16 miles with 1,600 feet elevation, carrying a pack with ultra light camping gear. I am so looking forward to the 500-mile walk to Santiago, called the El Camino.

Ta ta.

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