Even though I didn't get back from Singing with Nightingales until nearly 1:00am I wanted to get up and out fairly early this morning. The alarm woke me at 7:30am after a solid sleep and I headed down to breakfast.
After my first repack for the trip - everything still fits in the suitcase - I headed to the station to catch the 10:43am high speed train to St Pancras station. From there I caught the Circle line to Baker Street followed by the Bakerloo line to Marylebone Station. Being a Sunday morning, neither of the tube lines were busy and there was no trouble getting my luggage on or off. Although navigating from one line to the other at Baker Street was a bit tricky - up and down stairs and through a maze of walkways. Finally I was able to get on the 12:35pm train to Oxford after pausing for a quick lunch.
The train took about an hour. After the cool grey skys of Ashford, Oxford greeted me with blue skys and scattered high cloud. By mid afternoon it was even t-shirt temperature.
My pre-prepared map isn't correct as the train I caught went through High Wycombe instead.
I've chosen Oxford as a base to further explore the Cotswolds, this year from the east. I had considered staying in the middle, but didn't want to be constrained to one area.
As with Kent, there are more places on my wish list than I could possibly fit into 4 days. I'll just see how I feel each day.