Then I got to Elephant and Castle and promptly got lost again for the third time. (I wasn't kidding about getting lost in a paper bag). But this is really bad - you have to transfer between the train station and the tube station. Whoever designed the train station ought to be shot at sunrise and I will do the honors. (forgive the spelling; my tablet is an American) Today I was the crazy lady walking around swearing to myself - finally someone directed me. Let me tell you last night a couple of ladies were lost too so we rang around together looking for the train station. I mean really... who puts the ONLY entrance to the train station in a shopping center on the other side of the huge round about/circle and then doesn't provide decent directions. If you can find the subway under the road you can follow directions but then none when you get out.
Anyway I finally made it to Vauxhall station and I was off. It was dull all day so the photos aren't pretty and well, the scenery for most of the way wasn't exactly riveting. However I enjoyed the walk - I love not knowing what's around the next corner.
|Riveting scenery isn't it.|
|I stopped to visit Battersea dog and cats home and visited all the dogs. I am happy to report there weren't too many of them. Always a good thing.|
|One of the entrances to Battersea park|
|The path runs along the park boundaries|
|Albert Bridge - it was hard to pick up the colors on this dull day but we're talking green, blue, yellow and pink - built in 1873. When it is lit up at night it looks like it belong s at the seaside.|
|The toll booth - no longer in service!|
|Even walked through a churchyard!|
|I had a light lunch (welsh rarebit) at the Ship Inn - opened 1786|
|Lots of housing that used to be docks that brought in sugar and spices|
|The path goes through Wandsworth park..such as it is...|
|And here we are in Putney..adorable pub but I resisted...|