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A visit to the Horniman Museum

Today we headed down to Forest Hill to visit the Horniman Museum. On arrival at Forest Hill we had lunch at The Signal Pub which was very baby friendly. The Horniman museum was really busy with lots of activity in the new “Robot Zoo”. On returning to South Norwood we popped into the Portland Arms for a quick drink before heading home.

A visit to Arlingham

This week we headed across country to Arlingham in Gloucestershire where we stayed in a holiday cottage at Milton End Farm, which is a working dairy farm. The accommodation was of a good standard.

Arriving on Monday we visited Frampton on Tuesday, Gloucester on Wednesday, Cam on Thursday, Stroud on Friday and had a family meal on Saturday. We returned to London on Sunday.

Oru Kayak Adventures: Windsor to Hampton Court

I took advantage of a day’s leave and perfect winter weather to head off with my Oru folding kayak on the train to Windsor and Eton riverside station from where I kayaked down the river Thames to Hampton Court. Conditions were absolutely perfect for a winter paddle with a beautiful winter sun, virtually no wind and gentle current. Conditions were just below freezing – any spray from the paddle froze on contact with the deck for the first few hours of the trip. I was treated to a spectacular sunrise and some beautiful updrafts in the misty fog that covered some parts of the river. A truly wonderful paddle.

Start Point: Romney Lock (for Windsor & Eton Riverside Railway Station)
Portages: Old Windsor Lock, Bell Wier Lock, Penton Hook Lock, Chertsey Lock, Shepperton Lock, Sunbury Lock
End Point: Molesey Lock (for Thames Ditton Railway Station)

Jonathan Tolhurst

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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