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It was about 90 miles back to Great Gransden and we found the campsite only with difficulty as it was not well signed. This was a small family run site, with lots of wet grass everywhere. Once we were sorted we went for a walk along the road to the village and found the pub. Unfortunately they only do food at the weekend so it ...
... the best light, but the lunch in the Bakery and the Shorelink Bus with only 2 other people on it and a talkative driver made it one to remember.
On another day we picked up the same bus with the same driver and headed round the other way to Barnsdale Gardens, the home of Geoff Hamilton who did Gardeners World for many years. Although it was again quite grey and damp, it was interesting looking around the 18 different gardens within ...
... the van there. First of all we went on a boat trip around the Fen with an extremely knowledgeable guide. It was quite amazing to see the reeds, waterlilies, dragonflies, birds and butterflies from water level. We were also given an aerial display by planes from the nearby airforce base. After lunch back in the van we walked the 3 mile trail that went around one part of the Fen...we passed on ...
... sand & gravel, the weather was perfect for boating, very enjoyable. Then we were driven Burgh Castle. The imposing stone walls, with added towers for catapults, of a Roman 3rd century 'Saxon Shore' fort with Panoramic views over Breydon Water. Then onto the River Yare where we drove onto the Reedham Ferry, a vehicular chain ferry across the River Yare in the English county of Norfolk, in the Broads, then we were treated to a lovely meal in an English Pub, the Ship ...
... which shuts at 8) and we settled down for quiet night No 2 on the lake (Bryan had cleared it with the ranger earlier). Back to Peterborough tomorrow.
Arrived about 10.30. Bryan went off to catch the train to London as he has to collect his prescription from the doctor. Uneventful day. Bryan returned about 5 and he was rather tired. Early night tonight methinks.