I spent another afternoon trudging along the Thames Path. Today I walked from Hampton Court to Hammersmith. The distance was a shade over 15 miles and I did it in a little over 4 hours. I listened to R3 for most of the walk although it didn't quite drown out the sound of the planes which around Richmond are particularly low flying. I wasn't sure whether they were taking off or coming into land - the former I think. Planes are very much in the news at the moment. I kept thinking about all the families who have been devastated over the past few days, the parents of the children on the school trip, the children of the business people travelling for work who will never again see their parents, the operas that will never be sung again, all that waste. I am not a particularly nervous flier but I am not hugely looking forward to getting on a plane next weekend.
I didn't get home until 7 and I am exhausted. I also walked home from work last night or at least as far as Waitrose so I am feeling a little stiff and sore. An early night is in order.