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Today was a great day. In the true spirit of this city, everyone has been longing forever for nice, hot and sunny days. We finally had them and now everyone can’t stop talking about how it is too hot and how it is hard to sleep at night. Well today was slightly cooler and the sun hid behind the clouds for much of the morning and afternoon in disgust. But for the Duchess and me, it was just perfect-o.

Today we investigated the back roads leading to London Fields, where we hung out for a while under a gorgeous tree. Then we rode to Victoria Park. And true to our own spirit, we took a more circuitous route through Wells Street Common because we just didn’t realise our sense of direction going to sleep again. But doesn’t matter because in the end we made it to Victoria Park. There was some sort of event in the park and there were loads of people milling about, but thankfully in only a certain part. It was great cycling there though – we rode around the upper part of the “boot”, the leg before crossing over to the other side through Grove Road. We cycled about in the park some more, and then took some lazy shots. And then we made our way back home via Regent’s Canal, cycling up to Haggerstone and then joining Kingsland Road, which is slightly uphill leaving me panting for breath, hoping for more red signals. But they all changed to green just as I approached them. Haha. The route in total is just under 10 miles and I thought the best bits was cycling around the parks. I also thought that the stretch of Regent’s Canal I did today was a lot more pleasant than the one from Limehouse though there was a lot of apologizing to pedestrians for asking them to move aside.

P.S. Happy anniversary to my blog 🙂

London Fields

London Fields

Breather at Victoria Park

Breather at Victoria Park

The Duchess hugging trees

The Duchess hugging trees

Route map

Route map

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