London to Oxford & back
Today we caught a bus to Earls Court Station and then a tube train to Paddington. At the bus stop and at Earls Court we only had to flash our Oxford train tickets and we were allowed free travel. However, at Paddington the guy at the gate berated us for not having a correct ticket for travel on the tube and asked how and where we got on. We told him and in the end he let us pass, but he wasn’t happy.
We arrived at Paddington and realised we were an hour early, so we walked the nearby streets and had some lunch then returned and boarded the train. It took just over an hour and was a pleasant, quite fast trip but the scenery wasn’t anything special. Most of the time you looked at trees growing along the edge of the train line. There was the occasional glimpse of a canal and a town along the way. We travelled quite fast so anything of interest was gone from sight very quickly.
We arrived at Oxford around 2pm and wandered the streets and shops till 6. We saw many historic buildings associated with the university and took some good photos. It was a lot of walking and somehow Darlene kept going. We arrived at Oxford Castle on our way back to the station and found a revamped eating precinct within and outside the remnants of the old castle. We had dinner at a Chinese buffet and sat for a while then continued to the station and waited for our train. They would not let us board the earlier train.
Bronwyn called us during the day and said she would be working late and asked what time we would be back. She caught a taxi home when she worked late so she diverted it to Paddington station and had it wait a few minutes for us and then took us back to her flat.