Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Elstree & Borehamwood station to Cockfosters – Section 16 – on 3 November 2019. Another okay but not especially exciting section of the route, with a diversion off-route to the memorial to the Battle of Barnet. The section section alongside, under, then back alongside the very busy A1 main road is really not great at all.
Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Hatch End to Borehamwood – Section 15 – on 27 October 2019. An okay but not especially exciting section of the route. Guides to the path talk up passing Bentley Priory, but you can barely see it behind the fence. The leg under the motorway then alongside a road is not great.
Autumn is now very much here, with the path being a bit muddy in places.
Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Uxbridge to Hatch End on 7 July 2019. Sections 12, 13 and 14 are each relatively short and so can be done in one long-ish day. These sections start by more or less following the canal, then turn off through some countryside and into the woods and through a golf course. The Rose & Crown is a nice pub in Hertfordshire, and there was old US military lorry in a field, a fox on the path and then some horses as Wembley stadium and London came into view.
Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Kingston to Hayes – sections 9 and 10 – on 25 May 2019. Bushy Park is very nice. The environs of Heathrow airport… less so.
A trip on the Woolwich free ferry in London.
Two new boats built by Polish company Remontowa at cost of £20m the pair replaced the old fleet in early 2019 as part of an upgrade of the ferry service. This one is named Ben Woollacott. It has a capacity of 150 passengers (there were about 10 foot passengers on my trip), with 210 metres for vehicles across four lanes as well as dedicated cycle spaces. It is suprisingly quiet in operation.