I gave up my plan of walking the Thames path in September because I have a persistent foot injury (saw the podiatrist yesterday, don’t worry). But instead of slowing down our England vacation, I crammed even more into it. The unexpected treasure of the week was going to the Royal Shakespeare Company and seeing The Rover by Aphra Behn in revival at the Swan Theater. We were in the front row and the actors were chatty and dancing and singing and stomping and swords swinging and buttons popping. It was wonderful! I now have another place in England I definitely want to return to, instead of a sense of completion.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any pics of our camping pod- it was actually a tiny house on the grounds of a mansion that serves as the Stratford Youth Hostel. I would highly recommend the setup- it’s about a mile outside of town but there are regular buses and plenty of cabs. By staying in the pod, we had the option of self-catering and we got a double bed, and we didn’t hear any noise from school groups running up and down the hostel halls.