College of Public Preceptors
On Monday morning Ratnadharini set off from Tooting Broadway, and by the end of the day she had walked 16.71 miles (in 27°C heat!), along the Thames Path out of London, ending in Shepperton.
Vajratara, Dhammagita, Akasajoti and Dhammarati waved me off from Tooting Broadway; Dhammagita with beautiful perfumed rose petals! Thanks dear friends. It was surreal to be setting off due West across South London (I’m a Northerner myself), but there were some stretches of surprisingly green tracks. Even so, it was a relief to cross the bridge from Kingston to Richmond and join the Thames Path. From then on it was a delightful riverbank walk past houseboats, occasional rowers, swans… skirting Hampton Court.
I decided to get the ferry across to Shepperton, which was fun… but a slightly longer route. Fortunately although it was hot, no thunderstorms. Envigorated by a cold shower…