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Back ashore

sunny 24 °C

Oops - just realised that our last entry was still saved as a draft, hence the last update on our cruise was a bit late!

Since being back on terra firma, we had a few quiet days in Chesham, then headed off again, first to visit a distant relative of Lesley's (3rd cousin, we think) that she 'met' online a few years ago while researching the family tree. Had a good time with them, then headed off again, this time to Bungay, Suffolk, for more family 'digging', and in the churchyard found a gravestone of an Elijah Brighting - have yet told prove the connection, of course, but could be a brother of Graham's 3xgt grandfather, as he was born there.

From there to a couple of nights in Cambridgeshire - visited an old flour mill in Houghton; St Ives; and Ely, where after visiting the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's house, we enjoyed a cold drink by the riverside watching boats come and go.The next day we spent in Cambridge - very impressed with the park and ride system, which makes access to the city centre very easy and stress free. Spent quite a bit of time riding the hop on/hop off bus in Cambridge (and hopping on and off where we felt like it) ; had lunch in a cafe opposite King's College - such wonderful architecture. We were disappointed that the round church was covered in scaffolding, but not really surprised - we have noted that often interesting things we want to photograph (such as town clock towers, one of Gaudi's houses in Barcelona etc) are hidden by scaffolding. In fact, a favourite phrase has become "scaffolding - what a surprise".

Now another few days 'at home' before a trip to the West Country.

Posted by brighting 10:03 Archived in United Kingdom

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