Passing through Kent, I saw a couple of oast houses and a chalk ridge upon which sheep were grazing. Then we crossed the Medway River and I was in Kentish Men country - the part east of the Medway is inhabited by Men of Kent.
The Circle Line to Paddington was terrible. Trains were running at 7 minute headways, the cars were very crowded, trains were noisy and bounced around. We were held for 5 minutes at Edgware Road waiting for a path across to the Hammersmith Line. They have changed the passenger exit at Paddington but it is still extremely crowded.
We left our bags at the hotel and went to the RAF museum near Hendon. Again the Circle line was very slow - trains were running at around 8 minute intervals while the Northern line to Colindale was very, very noisy indeed. Very unpleasant.
The museum was interesting. The many exhibits were well restored and laid out in a logical manner. It is not easy to display a large aircraft. I liked the several Spitfires they had and also the Gloucester Meteors, both of which I remember from the time just after the end of the war.
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