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Camping List

I drive a Subaru: Therefore I camp. Camping packing list: Extra car key Sleeping bag Inflatable sleeping pad Ditty bags Tent Tent broom and dustpan Tent stakes Tent light Headlamp Flashlight Extra batteries Knife Stove Stove fuel Lighter Cooking pots Utensils Plate Cup Resealable bags Can opener Dish towel Dish scrubber Dish soap Food Ice chest Shovel Toilet paper WATER, WATER, WATER Cash Toiletries Camera gear Camera cleaning gear Day pack Bandana Hat and Beanie Gloves Insect repellent First aid Allergy relief Wash cloth and towel

St. Margaret's at Westminster Abbey

Good morning from London. I attended Sunday service at St. Margaret’s Church at Westminster Abbey. St. Margaret’s is the smaller church on the Abbey grounds that was built to serve lay people when Westminster Abbey was an actual Benedictine abbey.  I arrived early, which allowed time for me to chit chat with the ushers. I mentioned that I work at a school with that is named St. Margaret's.  That piqued interest and prior to start of the service, the Verger came up to me and asked if I'd like to participate in the service by bringing up the elements at the offertory. I was happy to do so.  I sat in a pew near the front of the church, on the left side. However, I noticed that a group of pews opposite me were reserved. I caught a glimpse of the placard on each of those pews: Reserved for Members of Parliament. There were a few MPs on hand this morning.

One of those quotes

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man less, but Nature more. - Lord Byron This captures so many of my feelings when I'm out with my camera. It's meditative to me.