Over 25% of London is parks. And my shoe leather attests to our walking through much of it.
As does the record of my steps taken. I left my Fitbit at home as my phone counts steps and wither my iPhone go-eth, went I.
The day we walked 24 kilometres we traversed Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are really one big park. You can walk the four parks in an almost continuous stretch.
People watching. Dog watching. Bulbs and blossoms. Old majestic trees budding fresh green shoots. Sculptures. Ducks and other fowls. People having fun. The contrast between nature, ordered though it may be, old and new building sets up lovely sights.
And a few snaps of the garden in the square of our street.
Why do we have nothing like it? Make sure you get out and about in London. We were about a 15 minute walk to Kensington Gardens.
Our last day was spent in Regents Park. My only regret is that we are not staying a few more weeks. All the following shots are from Regents Park.
* Mr S suggested the release of some possums would be good pay back for all the species introduced to Australia that caused so much damage and would put paid to the gardens. Possums would have a feast here. All those fresh shoots! Without any predators! The Kiwis know what happens. But as I said to Mr S, we don’t have to be jealous and it is not a competition.