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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.
... by the remains of Fotheringhay Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded and Richard III was born. A bit of a coincidence this trip, we set off from near Leicester where Richard III was buried, visited Market Bosworth where he was killed and now moored up 50 yards from where he was born.
So, onto Peterborough and through March on our way to the tidal section of the River Great Ouse.
... commemorating the burial of Mary, Queen of Scots. The unfortunate Mary was buried here following her execution by Elizabeth I. Mary's body is no longer here, however; when James I came to the throne he had her remains exhumed and reburied in Westminster Abbey. Peterborough Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII, but rather than destroy the abbey church, Henry made it a cathedral and created a new bishopric based at Peterborough.
... about buying a boat. Bryan chatted for a bit then asked him to come back in the morning about 10 as they were about to go out. Melnax stayed in the local Premier Inn and we settled down for a quiet night on the lake.
Melnax arrived in the morning for breakfast, shortly after which, Bob arrived. We spent some time talking with him about boats then Buncy and Dave arrived. I invited Bob and his wife ...
... sightseeing. This time Covent Garden and the West End before heading to Clapham for another night on the tile with Laura and her mates (she is now living back in South London). On the Sunday we go watch thousands of far fitter and less hung over people take part in the London Marathon. As I leave I run into a girl I went to school with. It’s a small world after all.
Settling into life in the UK has been a lot harder than I anticipated. It reminds me of when ...