On the anniversary of Kat’s funeral, I retraced Kat’s steps along the Thames Path to the new memorial bench beyond Kew Gardens. The trail took me past Mortlake Crematorium, where the daffodils looked as beautiful as last year. It turned out to be a (pretty flat) 30km walk from London Bridge to Richmond (27.5km to the bench) and I got to see a lot of London on a beautiful day. That was still a lot less than the 51km Kat did on her first day of the Thames Path in December 2013: Thames Barrier to Richmond! I’m looking forward to continuing my pilgrimage west to the source of the river. (I have previously walked from Thames Barrier to London Bridge with Kat.)
Following Kat’s blog (https://followingthearrows.com/…/day-1-charlton-train…/) I kept my eyes peeled so I could try and recreate the photos she had taken. It was very moving standing exactly where she had stood and taking in the same view. Below is a sample of my and Kat’s photos.