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 Short walks [with a purpose]

When I said I like walking, I should have said that I like walking with a purpose. So these short walks all have a purpose, they all end at a pub.

When I was working, Tom and I got into the habit of going for a beer or two at the Stratford Whetherspoon's pub 'The Golden Grove' after my 'work based learning' team meeting on Wednesday afternoons. Over the years, this became a well ingrained habit and others from the college and beyond would often join us including my two nephews Mike and Jason.

When I retired, it seemed like a good idea to keep up our 'meetings' though making them weekly we recognised would be a bit ambitious. Also as I had moved the boat to North West London, the venue wasn't very easy for me. So we settled on a 'mutially inconvenient' location in central London, 'The Cheshire Cheese' on Fleet Street.

We like the Cheshire Cheese, it serves good beer, Sam Smiths , has a good ambiance and its prices match Whetherspoons.

This is its downfall for the present project though as Sam Smith has other pubs in London [I'm told that there may be as many as 32!] and the PLAN is to hold our meetings at a different one each time during the summer. The short walks, with a purpose, then start at a 'sensible' starting point ending at different Sam Smith's pubs.

The purpose of the first walk is 'The Captain Kidd' and the walk will start in the City of London, relating The Shard walk and my earlier periginations with Sam Pepys.

Links to bits about: The City , Wapping .