London 8 – 14 July

Two highlights this week in London — the stately Greenwich vista across the Thames to Canary Wharf and the incomparable British Museum.

We experienced searing heat like an Australian summer day and record temperatures which presage even higher ones in the coming month of August.

The main line rail system seemed to be on the verge of collapse with delays on most routes out of London in the pm rush hour. A crowded London station with hundreds pressed together anxiously watching the display board telling which platform and what time for the hundreds of possible destinations — a sight to behold. Surely there has to be a better system than this one that has evolved over decades.