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Published: October 13th 2018
Waterloo Station breakfast at Carlucci’s
A perfect perch to observe the controlled chaos of rush hour.
After witnessing yesterday‘s epic traffic/gridlock at Waterloo Bridge, my brain would simply NOT shut off during the night, trying to calculate the best way for me to catch this morning’s train to Winchester. Every mode had risks: the Tube involved carrying my large, heavy case on stairs at each end, all surface-modes involved rush hour.
So, after about three hours’ sleep, I showered, packed up, woke Fae for a hug, and took off for Waterloo Station at dawn. Naturally, I caught the first bus and arrived a ridiculous two hours early. However, I made the most of my time, ensconcing myself at a luxury mezzanine cafe, enjoying Eggs Florentine and a latte while watching the mayhem on the station floor below....
Tonight I’m in a cozy Air BnB room near the rail station, and have spent the day exploring sweet Winchester, of Cathedral fame.
I walked through the historic High Street, teeming with shops and shoppers, strolled along the rippling River Itchen that flows through the city and around the cathedral, and slurped up a bowl of about the best mussels I’ve ever eaten outside of France.
After a quick nap, I scurried through sudden showers to
attend Evensong at the college chapel (the only way to see it without tour tickets...), and came out to the most beautiful sunset light and rainbow.
I must be doing something right....😅
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