Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday 10 June - Return to Ottawa

I couldn't resist taking a picture of the GWR crest at the entrancento Paddington station 
It was bright and sunny this morning.  The flight to Ottawa was not due to leave until mid-afternoon so we took the Hammersmith and City underground to St. Pancras for breakfast. The sun was shining brightly through the great roof and turned everything alive.
Sir John Betjeman
From St. Pancras we went to Regents Park where the many water birds were lounging around on the walkways and the grass enjoying the sun.
The herons were out in force
The ride back to Paddington did not go smoothly as a passenger had been found under a train and we were forced to change to the Bakerloo line.
At Paddington I took a picture of these ancient HSTs which pollute the air badly and hope that this will be the last time - when electrification finally arrives.
We took a crowded Heathrow Express past all my familiar haunts.  Heathrow was not crowded and our flight was boarded in a leisurely fashion.  We arrived home a little early

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