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We are now moored up in Hemingford Grey where we used to live, ready for the Regatta later today. It is the oldest village regatta in the country and only residents of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots can take part in the rowing, canoeing or punt races. There are 170 - 180 races planned for all ages from 7 to 70, so it should be a great day, especially as the weather is playing it's part as well.
I enjoy travelling.
There is so much out there to see that is different to what we have in our own back yards. But the similarities are even more striking.
We are, after all, all humans. We have the same physiology, which means that for the most part, we respond in a similar fashion to stimulus, such as sound, smell & sights.
Some things are trained into us, like flavours and tolerance. Other things are trained OUT of ...
... pictures and just to say that we've been there done that.
However, what was really cool was going to see the ZSL (Zoological Society of London) London Zoo. It was very much like other zoos in the US, but it was really fun and they had some pretty cool animals. It was fun just to dork around and be outside with animals.
We also attending the Cambridge Strawberry Fair. Minus a couple ...
... and tumbling tombstones; Japan has intricate tea ceremonies and, although ours just involves a knitted tea cosy, a "cuppa" for us is just as warming. I admit we don't have the rugged coastline of Australia or the stunning beaches of Asia or Brazil, but we do have some wonderful coastline all around the country and when you meet Mongolians who haven't even seen the sea, you cannot help but feel lucky to live in a place surrounded by water. So, even though we don't have ...
... an hour jostling with undergraduates out for their first punt. That night saw us at an MCR (or college) party and seeing what the Cambridge dance scene has to offer.
There was no call for an early start the next day. We needed to be in peak form to see Ralph Fiennes perform in Shakespeare´s The Tempest at the Royal Haymarket that evening. We were able to catch up with some friends from Perth now living in London for the show. Alll agreed that Ralph put in ...