This morning I woke up, looked at my phone and saw from the widget that it was raining. I looked out of the window and discovered that the widget hadn’t informed the gods of meteorology and, therefore, it was not raining and nor did look likely to in the immediate future.
I set out on my bike, riding to Birkbeck where I jumped on to the Waterlink Way. This is a walking and cycling route that runs for about eight miles to Greenwich on the River Thames. Most of the route runs through parks or along the edges of the rivers Pool and Ravensbourne It passes through the heart of the very urban London Borough of Lewisham. Much of the river section is lined with trees and bushes that flank grassy verges making this a green ribbon along which wildlife can move.
As I reached the point where the…
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