Your Pal Bill

Europe 2004 Day 11

With some sadness, today is my last full day in Europe. We had a nice breakfast of pancakes and bacon in Brent's flat, then headed off on the bus! Of course, we rode on the second level. It was quite a view of crazy driving through London streets. We saw a huge Chinese New Year celebration as we passed by Trafalgar Square on our way to Oxford Street for some shopping. After awhile they all headed back while I made one last stop at the London Transport Museum gift shop, the third time in 3 days! I guess I couldn't decide what I wanted before. There is still stuff I wanted, but I guess it will have to wait until next time. Then I headed back to Brent's in time to see Trevor off to Bury.

By now it was Sunday evening, and nothing much was going on, and I had a weekend travelcard, so I headed off to ride some transit for a bit. I was particularly interested in seeing the Canary Wharf tube station on the Jubilee Line. I ran into a problem where one branch of the Docklands Light Railway had been closed for the weekend, so I changed my plans and made a different way there via the East London Line. It was a fine station, and I'm sure the park above it is a nice place for the workers in the nearby office towers to come on pleasant days.

I made my way back to Brent's, and we went for dinner at a nearby pub down the street.

January 25, 2004 11:59 PM

Comments (2)

01/30: Trevor said:

How'd you like pub grub? What'd you have? I haven't eaten anything decent in a pub here yet. Oh, I guess that's not true. There was a place in Moulton ... I guess we shoulda gone there. It's right by this little footbridge that's like 600 years old. Cool!

01/30: Bill said:

Well, the pub was not very traditional, part of the JD Wetherspoon chain, which is more family style according to Brent. You pick a table, each table has a number, then you order everything at the bar. I had a sandwich, with chicken, as I recall. It was fine.