Ireland day 0307. Monday 01 August 2022- UKSummer2205

Ireland day 0307. Monday 01 August 2022- UKSummer2205
Today’s summary Spent the day in London.   Lunch with former Government colleagues then drinks in the evening with another former colleague.
Today’s weather Dry and bright.   Light cloud but no sun.   Very light wind.   Appx 25C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(No GPX today)
Commentary

The weekend’s family get together was over all too soon this morning, so we all headed our separate ways after breakfast.   Val is back in Ireland now, as work beckons.   I have decided to stay on an extra couple of nights to catch up with some former work colleagues.   So today I headed into London and then to Islington to meet up for lunch with a group of my former colleagues from the Government department where I used to work.   As we hadn’t met in person since pre-Covid days, there was a lot of catching up to do.   Which is probably why lunch took a full three hours.

Then straight from lunch I headed across London to Victoria Street to meet another former colleague at the Government dept. where he still works.   A quick trip to the pub for a drink turned into a multi-pint session and we finally managed to pour ourselves out into the evening three and a half hours later.

I rounded off the evening with a walk across London in the warm night air, checking that all the major landmarks were still in place as I had left them.

Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable day, another reminder of the importance of keeping friendships alive, even when you’re many miles away.

 

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Chinatown from Charing Cross Road, waiting for the bus Westminster Abbey.   A tourist magnet this evening
Street furniture (and you can make calls, too) Anticipating the imminent arrival of a new resident, presumably
Apple Store and Opera House Arcade Royal Opera House from Bow Street
Possibly the most photographed landmark in Britain
Interactive map

(No map today)

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