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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 ...
... it was against us. The rain stopped as we turned onto the track that lead by the long straight drainage ditches and the wind had turned more to a south easterly and we were heading south west. so it was more of a buffeting than the head-wind we had feared. The drainage canals were dotted with wind pumps of varying ages which had to be built as the land either side of the canals gradually shrunk and then lowered through the win erosion of the ...
... Ouse. we now started to get an appreciation of the vast flat fens where you can see for 20+ miles in each direction.
Our final stop for the day was a Downham Market at a very nice B&B called The Dials. It was built in 1750 and we were give a lovely room in the loft of the house with old beams and tiny windows. The town itself is not the prettiest but there is was one restaurant that had rave reviews called Palmers. ...
Rain all day, so not the best of days. Not too difficult as quite flat but the 17 mile from Boston as as far as Spalding would have been uninteresting even in fine weather. Although I was on B roads, there was more traffic than I had expected. After riding in some beautiful countryside, I am obviously getting picky when I have boring roads which I have to share with traffic.
Enjoyed tea and a slice of devil's cake (very chocolatey) ...
... is left is a mound with thistles said to have been originally introduced by Mary. There were also lots of rabbits, which excited Hugo somewhat, and at one point he disappeared down a rabbit hole. He emerged again a few anxious minutes later, and we breathed a sigh of relief.
Wed 13th July
Cloudy and cool as we explored the rest of the village including the church. At Warmington Lock we had the last of the wheel operated guillotine gates ...
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