After a day of travel from Honolulu to LAX, from LAX to Detroit, and from Detroit to Heathrow, the group I am with finally made its way to our first major location: Windsor Castle. We had visited Windsor before, as one of the final locations on our last trip. I’m not one for much pomp and circumstance, but I’m always a fan of St. George’s church. What was different this trip was our time in Windsor Great Park, which is the park that allows for shots like the one to the right. At the end of the long walk is a deer park that many of us walked to, which was quite nice after a day on airplanes.
Our trip begins in earnest today with stops at Stonehenge and Oxford. Once again, I’m looking forward to being in the autumn chill and outdoors. It’s always a bit of a conundrum: do I read the books I brought for the bus or do I get lost while gazing at the scenery? I finished Robin Sloan’s Sourdough on the flight into Heathrow yesterday. I’ve got Lewis’s anthology of George MacDonald quotes as well as Adam Roberts’s The Real-Town Murders: A Virtual Future to read. Plus I’ve got catching up to do with 2 Kings and the Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Beyond that, there are barrows to be climbed and tea to enjoy today at the Eagle & Child. Maybe some inspiration will be found along the way, too.