Most Wednesday mornings, I leave our mews in South Kensington around 7:15 am and walk through Hyde Park and head North East to Regents Parks’s Clarence gate. (If I’m training for a race I run there).
Once at my destination, I meet a group of women from the Canadian Women Club of London, there could be anywhere between 5 to 10 of us on any given Wednesday. We also have two British ladies that we have picked up along the way… I usually get there just past 8 am and at 8:15 on the dot, Lois, our leader from P.E.I., starts the walk.
From Clarence gate we walk for an hour through the park. Lois takes us on various routes. Sometimes we see the camels when we walk at the back of the London zoo, sometimes we go see what’s new in the ”Secret Garden” and sometimes we take the path to go see the various sculptures being exhibited throughout the year.
We meet every Wednesday throughout the year, rain or shine. Even when Lois leaves us in the summer to go to her beloved P.E.I. cottage. We walk for an hour and in that hour we usually walk just over 5 km, (I should know since I always have my Garmin/GPS watch and track this), and then we stop for a coffee at Benugo café in the park. We chat, catch up for about 45 minutes and then we all leave, each in our own direction and go on with our day. It’s a great way to start the day and if I have nothing else to do that day, I walk home, and by the time I get home I can at least say I have walked seven miles.
This morning was another lovely walk and I couldn’t help myself. I had to take pictures of the many beautiful trees and flowers we encountered along the way.
May is just around the corner and I can’t wait. That’s when the rose garden is in full bloom. I will post more pictures then.