I went to London Zoo yesterday, in Regent’s Park. The zoo was excellent (despite a million screaming children), the weather was overcast (to start with) and yet very hot and humid. I ended up sun burnt quite badly. I also had back ache all day. So I went back to the hotel earlier than I’d planned – and binged. All in all the day was still good, but I think I won’t be coming back to London to sightsee in this weather again!
I walked to the Park from Waterloo in the morning. It was fairly pleasant then, not as hot as later and I was trying to stay hydrated. I reached the Park at the bottom and had to walk through to the Zoo, then out the top end of the park and along to the entrance. I think that’s when my problems started because the paths through the park are mostly quite open and exposed to the sun, which was just then emerging from the cloud cover.
When I finally got into the Zoo I started at the Aquarium, which was good but obviously much smaller than the one we saw in Lisbon on the last holiday (that one’s the biggest in Europe I believe)
Then I moved on in search of Komodo dragons and Galapagos tortoises…
Before looking for cuter animals
Can you see the lion hiding above? It was trying hard to be invisible, so probably not!
Then it was off to EAT in Tottenham Court Road for lunch – after once again walking the wide open paths of Regent’s Park
I walked around a bit more after lunch, but was flagging fast so before long I was heading for the train. I only walked 11K yesterday, but it felt further! I didn’t do a much better job of hydrating myself and the sun burn didn’t help. I was basically a dumbass again.
Food today (those of a sensitive disposition look away)
Breakfast: Greek yoghurt with We Are Bear granola and fruit salad
Lunch: Chicken Pho and a small pot of yoghurt with blueberry and pomegranate compote
Dinner: I had Nepalese food – but forgot my camera! I had a started that looked a lot like chicken shashlik (but spicier) and a Fish curry with plain boiled rice – very good indeed, so I grovel in shame at the lack of photos!
Snacks / binge foods: A cashew cookie Nak’d bar. A sausage in a roll in Regent’s park (intended as a higher protein, lower carb option than my usual snacks)
A Lemon Meringue Pie Krispy Kreme – planned for, so i don’t feel bad, there are NO Krispy Kremes in Wales!
Another Nak’d bar, a Snickers Bar, a bag of Walkers Salt & vinegar crisps, and a reasonably large quantity of dried fruit and nuts…
back to the drawing board I guess…