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London Candid # 7

London diary April 6th ....


back from Wales yesterday

and a stunning last morning in London . blossoms outside and hot sun . 21C

walk for the last time in Holland park and listen to the sweet bird song and see a robin and a magpie singing poetry to the sun itself

then a long route on the tube with the heavier luggage than expected . the long ride out on the PIccadilly line out to Heathrow . cash in the Oyster card and spend our last quids on M&S yummy food .

digital check in is perplexing and scurrying thru luggage for liquids . security finds my large jar of special Marmite . XO . an aged brand and confiscate it . sigh . i never even opened it to see how it tasted .

turn a corner and there is a bar with huge Warholesque paintings of ... Marmite jars . too much .


delayed flight , but great seats and nice times . leave my home country at 4pm .

from the heat to the storm .

Seattle and friendly customs . and a walk to the skytrain . brooding huge clouds . cumulus nimbus .

pouring rain downtown . we take a cab to the hotel

and then we walk to the space needle . nearby . dark and deserted everywhere . except one downonhis luck fella jumps for joy when lightining and thunder crash around us .

we look up at the towering space needle tower and scurry away . looking for food in desperation . only a Subway open .

get moved at 11 pm to another room cos of an unknown rumbling machinery noise nearby .


next morning we walk to Lake Union and at the floatplane terminal they tell us they have 3 seats left . we almost jump for joy . we get 50% off as student standby .

my wife sits in the co pilot seat , cool view and 30 mins later we are touching down in Victoria's gorgeous harbour

the sun follows us and comes out as soon as we arrive home . the first warm sunny day for ages we are told .


home sweet home .


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Taken on March 24, 2011