Mexico City, 2018
One last day in London,
chasing persecution and martyrdom
on the London Martyr’s Way
from Tower Hill
to St. Eltheldreda’s Church. Continue reading
(a fellow Winnipegger)
at home in Blackheath.
Making his home our home
for one more night. Continue reading
A little lost in Newington
But found on Roupell Street.
Our circuitous way
to Tate Modern
A day at the Victoria and Albert
with Henry Fox-Talbot
and the Royal Albert Hall;
and the Royal College of Music;
and the Royal College of Organists;
and the Albert Hall Mansions;
and the Albert Memorial.
Where our pilgrimage began 26 days ago.
Chummy jellied eel
Red House, home to Willian Morris, designed byJames Gibbs
Saint Mary’s Church, Stone
31.4km Continue reading
Tomorrow Gail and I will make our way on foot from the Christian heart of London, Westminster Abbey, to Canterbury, a journey of some 120 kilometers over six days. We will roughly follow the trail pilgrims have followed for centuries. A trail colorfully described in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. A trail that, these days, is aptly known as the Chaucer Way.
As a head start, today we will be visiting central London sites significant to pilgrims past and present. Continue reading
Our first day in London is a jet lag recovery day. How we deal with this time traveller’s malady is to hit the ground running. Or, in our case, walking. We arrive early morning at Heathrow, headed into town, deposit our bags at our refuge for the next two nights, Thanet Hotel near Russell Square Park. Continue reading