The first outing started off with a trip up and down the Thames. Spoiler alert: it was chilly! Luckily, we were well-prepared.
|HMS Belfast, not as cool as me!
We debarked at Greenwich, and made our way toward the Royal Observatory. It sits atop a hill beyond the Old Royal Naval College and the Maritime Museum, neither of which we spent very much time in. We wanted to see the place where so much great science was undertaken.
|To the top of the hill!
|That climb was longer than it looked.
|Dallas at 96 degrees, 48 minutes West longitude!
|First (but not the last) beer consumed.
|Cool clock, tower, and building!
A) The Queen decreed it, for no apparent reason.
B) Donald Tusk and his entourage were visiting.
C) A bunch of guys dressed in 1920s garb were riding bikes with ladders attached to them as part of filming some unknown video.
If you guessed C, you were right -- maybe you can tell me what the production was.
We ended the first outing at Wellington Arch. It was picture-worthy.
|An arch to end the day!