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... wedding took place at City Hall in San Francisco, a grand venue, if not a little intimidating to public speakers. I honestly was expecting it to take place in a small conference room tucked away in a quiet corner, but we were on the main balcony overlooking the majestic lobby beneath. I hadn’t been nervous until that point. Strangely, seeing Dixon sweaty palmed and mopping his brow had put me at ease about the whole thing, but then we were up there on the balcony ...
... 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.
Once in Dover, it is a short, and almost traffic free (well it is only 8:00 Sunday morning!) drive to the Caravan and Camping Club site at St Neots, to meet up with Gary, Susana and Gabriel.
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... 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.