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Today was our first (and only) day without cycling. After a late breakfast we set about the job of sight seeing in Ely. It is a lovely city with much to explore and we wiled away most of the day walking about the city and paying homage at Cromwell's House and also visiting the Ely museum.
The Riverside Inn is definitely ...
... wind. Very hard going as you can imagine, but eventually we made it into Ely to find the earnest coffee shop to not only have a warming drink, but to also use their facilities to change into some warm and dry clothing.
We managed to check-in to the hotel at about 1:30pm and then off to Prezzo's for a bit of late lunch. Not before the heavens opened again for a tremendous heavy shower that seemed biblically fitting for the city we were in.
... a lot, modernized (of course) and the original Red Lion could not be found. Only a new sign that said "Lion" along with a sort of artsy image of a Lion. Out with the old….
I had to show the kids and Sam the village I lived in that was such an important year in my life. We took a cab to Haslingfield, and walked down New Road (stopping at #70 to take photos outside), to the Rec, where the kids in the village would meet ...
What a stunning city is Cambridge, a little larger than our own Waikato town but charming none the less. The Cambridge University is made up of many colleges, Our first stop was the 550 year old Kings College Chapel, almost makes you want to go to church to see it running. Check the ceiling, it is called " fan vaulting" solid rock laid in an arch 80 feet high, it took 5 years to erect and then another 30 years to install the 26 sets of stained glass windows. Found ...
... restoration takes place.
There is also a vehicle section, with vintage and veteran cars, motorcycles and bicycles, and the coach room with horse drawn carriages to bath chairs.
I caught up with Bibbi in one of the hangars and we stopped for a chat.
The lovely Jim appeared and sidled up with his infectious grin.
Had Bibbi heard the one about the baby snake?
It seemed she had not, so I left Jim to fill her in, and some time later (as ...