The Old Bridge
Travel Blogs from Huntingdon
... so far as it is right on the river (the name gives that away) and has some very fine rooms. However, we did our best to make the hotel room look like a Chinese laundry as we needed a few fresh clothes. I'm not sure what the owners thought of our assortment of clothing strategically draped in variously parts of the bathroom.
... bone dry unless it is a sou'wester they would be rather too hot to wear on a bike.
Today's route would take us across the fens to the two 'famous drainage ditches that were created in the 1650's to drain the fens so that the land could be used as agricultural land - much to the annoyance of the fen-landers.
The first hour was lashing rain and high winds, but with the initial windy route, we were sometimes the beneficiaries ...
... just a strip of shops. Weird.
As I'm getting a little tired after four hours on the bike, I've stopped a half hour outside of Cambridge in Saffron Walden.
It has a castle, and a big old church, and the houses are so old and fascinating.
I'm told that the town is uniquely lucky in that it has never seen action in any of the wars, civil or other wise, and it has not been gutted by fire in its thousand year history. So there are still lots ...
... with me being very cold, wet and muddy. Getting to Edinburgh, and knowing where I needed to go, but missing my street twice because I didn't realize that it was about 30 meters below me. Winning a cheeky game of trivia in a hostel near Loch Ness by pulling out my classic "giraffe joke" which was deemed to be funny enough to get me bonus points. I won't tell it here because paper just doesn't do it justice, but ask me about it when I see you next. Seriously ...
After we arrived at where we are staying we ended up going to bed around midnight and we were awake at 5.30 in the morning with the daylight blazing into our room. We had a nice cooked breakfast then we went for a walk down the road to a Walmart shop. The girls ended ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility