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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 ...
I did very little today. I went for a walk and I read.
I didn't cook. I had the lovely Chris to cook scrumptious meals for me.
I didn't clean. Wasn't anything to clean.
I just went out under a tree and did nothing.
I am still in frugal traveller mode.
How to tell?
Instead of booking one more night in a hostel to get sleep before an 8am bus, I decided it was well worth saving the £17 and sleeping it the bus station was a great idea.
Well it would have been a great idea had the bus station not closed at 1am.
... to do more huntzz so stay tuned! I am sure that the coins are going to lead to great treasure:)
We arrived home without incident and found out that all of our electricity and heat (expect lights and the water heater) are not working despite several emails and calls earlier in the day to the landlord. I managed to distract the kids long enough to get them to bedtime so hopefully things will be fixed tomorrow. Until then...
... 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 ...