a Perfect Sunday Run along the Thames!
A perfect run along the River Thames
(about a 3 mile run)
For the first morning in a long while, we woke up this morning with SUNSHINE in our eyes (ok, maybe it had to do with the fact we slept in, but it DOES seem to be getting lighter here!
So, inspired by our downstairs friend Howard, and maybe with the hope of working off a few calories from our "Long Lunch" yesterday (more on that later!), we decided to try our luck at running a few of the River Thames bridges this morning!
We live right at the Tower Bridge, so that gives us a few options. We could have crossed over the bridge, and zig-zagged through all the tourists at the Tower of London, but we much prefer the beauty and stark granite of the southbank, so we took off towards the London Bridge, and crossed the river at the bridge.
|View of River Thames looking east toward Tower bridge and HMS Belfast, Canary Wharf in distance|
The river is so beautiful, I had to stop and snap a photo!Jeff and I force ourselves to always walk up the Tube escalator steps so, no I wasn't winded from going up the steps at a run!)
On the other side of London Bridge (on the right) there are some stairs that lead us down to the Thames Path on the north bank. We pass through some old tunnels with wonderful ceramic history plaques, and before we have a chance to blink, we are already at the next bridge, Southwark Bridge (pronounce it like a local---SUTH-uk).