It’s some time since we travelled consecutive routes, so we enjoyed this pair. We were accompanied by Sue D, which made up for missing Mary. We had an easy walk from Wembley Central Station, where the 223 dropped us off, to the shiny new Wembley Stadium Station, with its attractive Brent murals.
Our single decker set off at 12.40 and headed back along Wembley High Street, passing the Triangle Restaurant, which offers East African food. Sue and I agreed that we had never much enjoyed matoke, though no doubt there are other delights available.
The Ace Café had, as you might expect, a number of motorbikes parked outside it, unlike the sad former Route 66 pub. By the time we had reached that, though, we had been over the Grand Union Canal twice more, with a little twiddle over the North Circular.
We passed it twice, as this bus goes around and back to serve a little green area off Iveagh Avenue, before retracing its steps. We briefly wondered if the pauses were for the driver to remember which twiddles he had done and which were yet to come.