Walking to Rome: London Two

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To Albertopolis:

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.

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Walking to Rome: Day Six on the Chaucer Way

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This is the final day of our brief pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. The Chaucer Way has taken us from the most urban of places, through its suburban spread and, from there, through quaint rural villages replete with half-timbered, thatched-roof cottages and flint-walled churches before bursting once more into the cultural and spiritual city of Canterbury. Continue reading

Walking to Rome: Day Five on the Chaucer Way

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Sittingbourne

Tongue Mill

Stone Chapel

Madison Dieux, Ospringe

Faversham

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Walking to Rome: Another Day in London

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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.

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Walking to Rome: First Day in London

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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