Discovering time with the Kidd's
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Kesh: so today we began our training for the next couple of months, and lucky for us the Kidd's were in London to help us out. We met them at Greenwich Observatory first thing in the morning, and explored the Royal Observatory - which is free, and went to a Planetarium show. The Royal Observatory, is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and thePrime meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (http://www.nmm.ac.uk/places/royal-observatory/) you can stand on the date line and learn loads about time observation and the difficulties involved with doing this while at sea.
after this we were all a bit snacky so we stopped for coffee and sandwiches in Greenwich village, before heading to the pier for our boat trip. we got a one way ticket that would drop us off at Westminster, it had a great commentary after the pick up from tower bridge, but the rain had also decided to join us! we took a stroll around convent Gardens and the markets before deciding we were really hungry so we went to the Four Seasons restraunt in China Town. We fared them well and headed back to the Bedhans, not looking forward to the mammoth effort it was going to take to get to Gatwick for our 630 am flight (we hadn't originally booked this flight but our route from Luton has been cancelled on a Tuesday so Easyjet re-booked us for this Gatwick flights, but the Easybus leaves from Earls Court, which is pretty much a nightmare to get to when the tubes are not running) but we were so lucky that Pankaj volunteered to stay up and drop us to the bus. And on my last nght in the UK I saw my first wild, live fox in 3 years.