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London and Dover

As part of her PhD research, Katie submitted a robotics paper to the Hamlyn Symposium in London.    We weren’t planning to go back to Europe for a while, but given the opportunity we decided to see parts of continent that had so far evaded us.  We started with the London Eye.

Justin and Katie on the London Eye
Justin and Katie on the London Eye

This monolithic ferris wheel is in the heart of London and difficult to miss.  Although we’d been to here twice before we’d never had an urge to go up.  The lines were always long and it just seemed a bit too touristy.  We caved and bought tickets – it was neat.

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Lake District Part 2: Hiking

Today we started early with a full English breakfast before beginning our hike around the perimeter of the lake.

Walking around the Derwent Water Lake

It rained for most of the day, so we purchased an umbrella before setting out.  We hiked up to a lookout point (a small mountain) for some incredible views of the town, lake, and valley.

View from the top

Tomorrow we are heading up to Edinburgh. We are both pretty exhausted from the ~10 mile hike so I think we’re calling it a day. The next place doesn’t have free wifi, so I’m unsure when the next post will be.