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As it turns out the jet leg didn't hit me too bad. Well, not the first day or so. I have had the joys of not being able to sleep until 4.30am (Saturday night/Sunday morning) and 2.30am last night, but I have used said time productively. Last night I started on my PhD work for this week and had a very useful 2 and a half hours. I planned the beginnings of my first chapter of my PhD, and checked up the secondary literature I ...
... so much to talk about! So basically we walked around Cambridge, had lunch, went on a punting tour of the university and headed to our Airbnb place. The punting tour was cool and it both made us want to go back to school. I was glad there was no rain and though the skies were gray it was still nice to be there. Punting is so strange - its basically using a very long poll to push a boat down sallow waters. We also ...
We hang out along the beach, walk along the coast, poke around small seaside villages and relax for a few days.
Saturday is another transition day. Its 1 1/2 hours to Ely. Ely was once an island in the Fens. The Fens are a marshy area fed by 3 rivers that run to the sea. Its so flat that they regularly overflow and flood creating marshlands. In the 1600's the fens were drained and kept dry ...
... Charles is an alumnae.Next we took a punting tour on the River Cam (really a small canal that runs through 7 of the colleges). This was the BEST. No walking, no work, just hanging out under a blanket while our funny tour guide gave us the run down and entertained the kids. AWESOME and beautiful.
At 5pm we decided not to brave the rush hour traffic and after a much need hot chocolate at Caffe Nero, tried out our new favorite app - ...
... King's Parade. For a panoramic view of Cambridge; you can climb the 123 steps to the top of the tower for a very reasonable fee. The staircase is medieval; the stairs are narrow and steep with one way traffic so it should not be attempted by people with medical problems.
Punting at the "Backs”
On a glorious sunny day there is nothing like punting which is one of the best way to see the Backs. We went on one hour guided punt trip and it was awesome! It ...