While Dick goes to collect Orlanda from the freight company I go for a long walk along the Thames path from Greenwich to the Millenium Dome.
Names like Enderby wharf, Mordern wharf are now attached to new apartment developments. Whaling ships and Antarctic explorers sailed from here. Submarine cables were made and shipped from Enderby wharf from the 1800s. Bollards and old wharf structures on the Thames shoreline are the remains of centuries of shipping. Photos to come.
Later Melba and I went to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Afternoon tea in the courtyard. Children playing in the pond. A robot in the corner creating a sculpture.
Two special exhibitions inside - Botticelli revisited and Paul Strand photographs.
Pimms at 5 pm.
And home to an early birthday treat - a raspberry cake to welcome us to Greenwich.
I have had a lovely day, meanwhile...
Dick has fetched Orlanda.
Riding a motorbike from Heathrow to Greenwich without the aid of GPS is a nightmare.
An early appointment at BMW Motorrad at Battersea is scheduled for tomorrow.