Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Go West: the aftermath
Draw a straight line on a map, walk along it and you'll sure to find several fascinating places along the way (in London at least).
Bow to Perivale is a bloody long way. Take a look on a tube map and you'll agree.
What looks like 12 miles on a map is definitely much more than 12 miles in real life, because I am not a crow and I cannot fly.
Each blogpost took at least 15-20 minutes to write using predictive text on my mobile keypad. Much fiddlier than using a computer keyboard, and much harder to edit too. But I was pleased how few grammatical and spelling errors I made.
My 10 hour walk could have been at least three hours shorter if I hadn't had to keep stopping to write emails (and another hour shorter if I hadn't stopped to take any photos).
My mobile phone batteries gave up after writing and sending ten emails, so it's just as well that I didn't walk any further.
Navigating though London by GPS isn't practical because the buildings block out the satellite signals.
An awful lot of London is covered by ordinary houses where ordinary people live.
My east to west walk really brought it home to me that East London is significantly less affluent than West London.
I've reformatted all of yesterday's posts and stuck them in chronological order (with links) here. Because I can.
Please take a look at a selection of the photographs I took along the route (or go back and read the posts you missed yesterday).
Take a virtual walk across London due west from my house.
Go on, you've got nothing better to do.
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