Purple Hotel Peterborough
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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.
We are now setting off, retracing our steps and are homeward bound, just two and half months to get there!
Cardington Lock just outside Bedford was a bit of a surprise, one of the deepest we have come across, anywhere. The water didn't come in through the gates at the end of the lock as it normally does, it comes in at the side , wow that made it interesting.
... its claim, the pub is certainly diminutive, there being very little room for more than ten or fifteen customers to drink at any one time. The pub measures 4.57 m × 2.13 m (15 ft × 7 ft). In 1984, a record number of 102 people squeezed into the pub.
THE BLACK CAT
Inside the pub is suspended the dried body of a black cat, discovered during building work. Builders used to brick cats up behind chimney hearths, where they died of starvation and heat.
My first problematic day on my trip. I had intended for this to be a day where I visited Cambridge but I ended up in Peterborough! I also had the misfortune of getting locked out of my internet banking and that resulted in me needing to call my bank. A bit of running around to be able to pay my bills ensued but ...
The next day we had a quick look at the very small & very peaceful nearby village of Belton
before heading off to see the Lincoln Cathedral.