Its that time of year again to meet up with chums Pat & Jane for a few days of 'Adults behaving badly'
No dodgy activity you understand just folks of a certain age exchanging views, opinions, laughs, pub crawling and giving our tired bodies all the punishment they can take be it walking around a big city or consuming far too much alcohol
Oh well, someone has to have fun after all!
On the way down to London we are passed by another big RV pulling the company service vehicle
Small world it seems...
After meeting up at Thurrock services for a cuppa Pat & Jane head off to the Abbey Wood site with me following they think...er wrong!
Trusty Sat Nav (who now really does need to be obeyed due to size, length, weight...etc) takes us somewhere else initially
Simples...It was still set up for motorways but NO tolls
(Only guys with bigger pensions use toll roads I've found 😊)
A quick reset and Dartford Crossing here we come!
On the largest (and best) pitches we are safely tucked away on the wooded site in the heart of Abbey Wood south east of London
Setting up is done and we are off in to nearby Greenwich via the new train station
An Airstream caravan (or similar)
Greenwich is reached!
Its a baking hot day and the hoards of tourists (Like us) are out and about near the Observatory
Actual pubs/drinks and any photos relating to them have been lost in a blur at time of posting this so if you want a blow by blow account feel free to visit Pat's precision recollection at Help! I'm being dragged around far too many pubs 😉
One of many...
A Capital's skyline
Part of a Monopoly board
Elementary my dear friends...
A Regal house of residence
On the hour the horse guards change at the Household Cavalry
Some are not so keen to be brought to heel...
We were lucky enough to be allowed in to the courtyard and we felt quite safe with these guys nearby
Now that's a proper crane
Pity really but then restoration work needs to be done sometime
A Big Wheel
HMS Belfast in the background
39 years ago I took Nina's photo on the ship when we were teenagers...
Yes the occupants were everywhere following their tour guides
A proper ship
An Iconic bridge
A big church....😃
The sunday was spent back in Greenwich again in baking heat wandering this lovely suburb and sampling various refreshments
A hour or so in the Maritime Museum went down well with me and my fellow chums were quite patient as I ambled along reading almost everything
With the days spent walking around the sights and the evenings sat in or out our mobile residences the time passed far too quickly
We'd definitely come again as its completely doable for us in the RV, the connections to the Big City are really good and the site is first class
Perhaps a little cooler would be better but there will be many years of average weather in which to look back on the Heat of 2018!
Next up is a visit to Kent to get the Dinitrol undersealing done...