walking the Crane River – Part 2

This is London! No, seriously, this is London. This is a continuation of the Crane River walk, where were did part one a month or so ago, we actually missed part two as we arrived too late. So this weekend, as it was nice weather we decided we would try to follow paper maps, sign posts, Ordinance Survey maps on my iPad overlaid with our GPS position, and see if we can get to the Cranford Park which was the end of the part two section starting at Hillingdon. We made a couple of errors on the route, but mainly we managed to keep the Crane River (actually at the moment Yeading Brook still), fairly close by. Here are some of the pictures taken. For my American friends, there’s one picture you might wonder what it is, it looks like a wood trellis well actually it is known as a stile that allows the public to enter a piece of land over a fence, without the worry of animals getting out of a field.
We ended up walking 10 miles that day, I ached after it. Exercise isn’t good for you, I don’t care what the doctors say. LOL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aston Martin Experience Ride

Oh boy!
Today was off to the Silverstone Racing Circuit, where at the moment the Formula One Grand Prix is held in the UK. I got to drive an Aston Martin around the track 3 times. Wow! What a rush! the first lap I was getting used to it, the second lap was a bit faster, the last lap was, as the instructor said, we were flying. On the first lap I was passed by a Ferrari, but by the second lap, I had passed that same Ferrari. I didn’t get chance to see what speed I was doing but I do know the accelerator pedal was flat on the floor, and it seemed as though the car was going really fast.
Once I got back into our car, even driving on the motorway at 80mph (um, yes, I was speeding for a bit) seemed very slow, in comparison. Supercars Rock! I want one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluebells at Cranford Park

Back out to Cranford Park this morning. It took awhile to get there as there were some road closures around South Ruislip. When we caught up with the group, we were only with them about 15 minutes when the heavens opened, and we got very wet. But I managed to get some pictures before that happened. Ok, I know the second picture isn’t of bluebells! The Bluebells were a little past their best, but there were still there.