Back to the 6am starts. Quite dark this this morning but with the prospect of a beautiful day in the early sky (not fulfilled alas, it’s cloudy now and terribly muggy).
Down Prinsengracht across Brouwers and under the tracks to Westerdok, round the crossing at the top and along to CS with the rippling IJ to my left. Behind the station and round across the bottom of Damrak, up Spuistraat and right to Blauburgwal and home.
(Avars beseige Byzantine Tomis (in modern Romania) on the Black Sea; England’s first code of laws, concerning compensation and punishment for personal injury, written by Æthelbert)