The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hampstead Heath, London, UK

We biked over to a expolore a new neighborhood, which is the kind of thing we like to do on a Sunday. It was one of the warmest days during the summer and we had heard about some swimming ponds in the park at Hampstead Heath that are open all year long. They have a few pools at opposite ends of the park that are segregated by sex. A men only pool, a women only pool, and a mixed pool. It was so hot and by the time we explored the entire park we were ready for a dip. The men only pool looked really nice and turned out to be more like a gay men only pool, but Pam and I kind of wanted to swim together so we hiked over to the mixed pool. For some reason the mixed pool was really small and it was so overcrowded that you had to wait in a long line that wasn't moving. So we decided to skip it and pick up some picnic gear to enjoy under a tree somewhere. We climbed a hill to find a great view of London. Very peaceful.

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