Last night at 7pm a torrential downpour drenched a hardy bunch of walkers gathered beneath the trees on Camberwell Green. But the first Straycation went ahead regardless. A spate of precipitation wasn't going to stop these story hungry folklore seekers pursuing tales of myth and magic round SE5.
In fact, the rain eased off as we wandered up Champion Hill and Camberwell was transformed into a lush and leafy oasis harbouring intrigue and strange tales. The Straycationers - ranging in age from 3 months to over 50 - trundled along happily in search of the Camber Well and the Peckham Ghost, pondered the potential dreadfulness of a triangle of land between two roads and learned about the ghost of Aleister Crowley's father-in-law and the bizarre revelations that happened on Crowley's honeymoon. Finishing up at the Hermits Cave pub, we were treated to a stunningly beautiful dusk sky and a rainbow at the end of the walk.
Straycation continues for the next fortnight - NB today's walk in Burgess Park is CANCELLED due to the small matter of Carnaval del Pueblo taking over the park.