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Old 02-13-2013
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Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

Most of England is a 2 hour train ride from London. Seriously, you can't get more than 70 odd miles from the sea anywhere in the country.

I lived in London for a few months years ago, within walking distance of Greenwich (pronounced Grennich so you don't sound TOO much like a foreigner ). It's a wonderful city, unlike anything, anywhere here. From what I hear the Thames has been hugely cleaned up since but when I was on it, it was possibly the single most disgusting place I had ever been - an ancient open sewer. I'd go to the coast if I wanted to go sailing.

My best advice for travelling there? Take lots of money - LOTS of money. It's a wonderful city to be rich in but if you've got the shorts, not nearly so much. I think you will be stunned by the cost of everything there.
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