Just as we got home yesterday evening a boat was pulling out of it's mooring, so to keep the security guards happy we moved into his space. They said we could have stayed there overnight but this is actually a much better spot. It's right beside the foot bridge which is raised at 12.00 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
It's a fantastic bit of engineering and all hydraulic.
We then popped over to the station to meet it's famous bear, before jumping on the tube and heading into the city.
Our destination was the famous Borough Market which thankfully wasn't as packed as the last time we visited and meant we could have a really good wander round without having to dodge the crowds
Zebra burgers? not for me thank you
and the wheatgrass juice bar didn't tempt me either
There was every possible combination of fruit juice you could imagine but nobody was buying any
The leaning tower of parmesan
There were lots of stalls selling every possible variety of bread you could imagine
and plenty of stalls selling French produce like these dried sausages
and wild mushrooms
We managed to resist all of those stalls but this was the one I really couldn't resist
15 month aged Comte cheese............my absolute favourite and a definite must-buy whenever I see it
Round the back of the market is the Golden Hind II galleon which was absolutely swarming with tourists
It's a reconstruction of the ship sailed around the world by Sir Francis Drake in 1577 -1890
Up until then we hadn't had any of the forecast rain, in fact it had been quite warm and muggy, but when the drizzle finally arrived we dived into the Tate Modern Gallery. I'm not a "culture vulture" and to be honest I thought it all absolutely dreadful............but I did like this Andy Warhol of Marilyn Monroe
We both found the exterior of the gallery to be far more interesting, especially as they were moving this concrete drill from one side of the site to the other
One of the buildings overlooking where we're moored has apartments for rent comprising 2 bedrooms, combined living room/ kitchen and tiny bathroom from £895 PER WEEK! That's about the same facilities that we have here on the boat
If you fancy something a bit more up-market how about a penthouse?
Bye for now