Saturday 12th March, Battersea to Wandsworth Town.

With 30 or so Polys on the club weekend at YHA Lulworth Cove, it was a select group of six on Rosie’s walk through Battersea. The early mist was clearing as we entered the park, and there were plenty of people enjoying a stroll in the weak sunshine. There were  encouraging signs of spring with banks of daffodils, vociferous ducks and geese, together with posing herons and screeching parakeets. We passed the Peace Temple and took in the view of Chelsea across the river. Our lunch stop was at the Source restaurant in Ransome’s dock where we were all accommodated on a round table and enjoyed a leisurely and agreeable meal. A shortish afternoon took us upstream along the towpath where some of us with long memories could recall how it had been before  wharves and warehouses gave way to luxury residential and office  developments. We went our separate ways at Wandsworth Town station.  Many thanks to Rosie for organising a very pleasant walk and day out; it was nice also  to see two relatively infrequent walkers out with us – Roberta and Barbara.


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