I cycled my bike over to Richmond yesterday (twelve miles including a section through the lovely Richmond Park). Then I embarked on a two hour walk up and down the Thames. It started on the high street and passed around the village green. Due to the nice weather (which has been a long time coming in London) there were hoards of people lazing about on the grass. I walked along the edge of the park, under a canopy of branches.
I reached the river near Richmond Bridge and started walking south along the Thames. Here's the Richmond Bridge behind me.
The Thames was serene and the sun was beating down as I walked down as far as Ham House.
At one point I passed a meadow full of cows--how bizarre, since you can see that I had not left the city.
After about an hour of ambling along I reached the crossing point. Here's the picture I took myself--I always think that taking my own picture makes me look like a numpty*. But here it is anyway! I was concentrating so hard I forgot to smile.
Then I spent £1 on the passenger ferry across to Twickenham. (How cheap is that!) On the other side I got lost briefly in the Marble House park.
Then back to Richmond to refill my water bottle and cycle home again to collapse from exhaustion!
* numpty: Ant's current favourite insult; "a stupid or ineffectual person"