It took me the longest time to get the show on the road yesterday. When I finally did, it was already around 3 p.m. I wracked my head to try to figure out what to do with my afternoon and decided to head out in search of Namibian beer. I've read about the high quality of Namibian beer for a while but haven't come across any examples of it. Clearly, it was time to track the substance down and perform my own evaluation. I set off for St. Marcus Fine Foods, a South African—I suppose I should say southern African—market in Roehampton.
I returned with a shrink-wrapped six-pack of Windhoek Lager, which turns out to be a very competent and tasty beer, more solid than interesting. At £1.50 a pop, the beer wasn't cheap. Still, in the name of cultural exploration, it was worth the outlay.
Today I headed out early for Rotherhithe. From the Canada Water Tube station I walked up to Rotherhithe Road all the way to the Greenland Dock. It was a nice loop of a walk. The streets were almost deserted and the pathways along the Thames were beautiful. At a certain point the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf popped up dramatically on the horizon. Aside from the occasional planes flying into and out of London City Airport nearby, it was almost eerily quiet.