United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire

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  • Day2

    Ruimte zat deel 2

    Yesterday in the United Kingdom

    Om 16.55 uur locale tijd rijden we het dorre terrein van de keurige camping in Comberton op. Weer is het heel rustig!
    Net hebben we een avondwandeling door het uitgestorven dorp gemaakt. Bij het maken van de plannen voor de komende dagen blijkt dat we niet alle boekjes van huis mee hebben genomen. Nu ja. Morgenochtend eerst maar naar Cambridge en de oude colleges!

  • Day57

    Grantchester village

    June 27 in the United Kingdom

    One day we drove to Grantchester, a village on the river Cam, just south of Cambridge. It is a place where students and others often go to walk in the meadows along the river, picnic, and swim. The Orchard Tea Garden is a beautiful spot, and there are charming pubs too. A lot of poets, writers, and other artistic types hung out there.

  • Day54

    Cambridge

    June 24 in the United Kingdom

    Cambridge is home to the 4th oldest university in the world, and includes 31 colleges. It is a very walkable town, and most of the colleges are right in the center. We took a Hop-On-Hop-Off tour to get an overview, and then walked around to see more buildings up close. Here are some views of the city from the top of Great St. Mary's Church tower, including a street market, and a photo of the tower itself.Read more

  • Day58

    Cambridge American Cemetery

    June 28 in the United Kingdom

    This is the only US Cemetery in England. Most of those memorialized here died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the air bombardments of NW Europe. The visitor center has a lot of photos and personal stories. Lt. Joseph Kennedy Jr. and co-pilot were killed in one of the bombing missions, in which they were to set the autopilot to make the plane crash into the target, then parachute out before the crash. The bombs detonated prematurely, well before the planned bailout. They are among those named on the Wall of the Missing.Read more

  • Day54

    Colleges of Cambridge University

    June 24 in the United Kingdom

    Here is King's College, where we went to an Evensong to hear the choir. It is composed of boys from about age 8 through college age, and they sing beautifully!

    Queen's College is next--and the Mathematical Bridge that connects the college's two banks. The boats going along the river are called punts. Punting is a favorite pastime in Cambridge.

    And some more colleges in the next photos.

  • Day54

    Eagle Pub, Cambridge

    June 24 in the United Kingdom

    The Eagle Pub has an interesting history. The back bar is where British and US Air Force chaps hung out and wrote graffiti on the ceiling using candles, lighters, and lipstick. It felt like we were in their presence.

    This is also where Crick and Watson lunched, worked out the structure of DNA, and announced it to the patrons.

  • Day55

    St Ives: Market Town

    June 25 in the United Kingdom

    St Ives is a cute little river town that used to have a sheep market on the main street square. Now it is used for a street market selling food, crafts, household items, etc. The architecture has a Dutch influence. We ate a typical British lunch in the local church on the square. Fish pie is very filling, and nothing to write home about, but it is an active church and we wanted to support them.

  • Day6

    A Little Break in Upwood

    August 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Another patch of grass to stretch out on about halfway through the ride with this phone booth turned lending library. My legs are tired, and the headwind is strong, but I'm still going! Enjoying the sun and flat terrain today.

    I made it to Cambridge after a few more hours. The last 10 miles were on an amazing cycling route - National Cycling Route 51, which is like a bike highway with no cars, only the occasional fast double-decker busses that whoosh by in guided tracks that follow the bike route. I was happy for a flat route with no complications and only a little wind!

    PS. I am starting to feel confident enough to stand up and cycle with the load on the bike - a nice breakthrough today :)
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  • Day82

    Heading to Cambridge

    June 29 in the United Kingdom

    Packed up and headed off to Cambridge this morning. We have a 2 night stay outside Cambridge before meeting Damian at St John's College on Sunday. We decided to take a less direct route which took us through Rutland ( the smallest county in England) We headed for Rutland Water which is a huge man made lake. The village of Hambleton sits on a peninsular which juts into the lake and is mainly farming land. Hambleton itself is a very gentrified town where Noel Coward wrote Haywire, one of his big theatre hits. Apparently, the town was the scene of many weekend parties for the set and various aristocratic types. Speaking of which nearby is the home of the Earl of Gainsborough at Exton Hall. The house isn't open to the public but the whole village of Exton is part of the estate and is such a pretty place. The church is also set on the estate and can only be accessed down a walking lane. We wandered down and had a good look around. Very pretty setting with a folly by a lake nearby and very brown cows in the foreground. It was great to see lots of sailing, nature reserves and bird watching activities in this area. We also stopped at a larger market town called Oakham where we had a delicious lunch at a healthfood cafe, and a delicious coffee at a roaster. Oakham was nice and we we were a bit sorry we weren't staying for a night or two. At the centre of Oakham are the remains of a small 12th century castle. The castle hall is still there. Inside the walls are covered in horseshoes that historically have been given to the local lord by visiting dignitaries as a tribute. Anyway, we continued to Hardwick just outside Cambridge to our " farmstay" We have a nice room with a kitchenette but it's nothing like a farm and not very rural. Must say after our wonderful scenic cottages to date we were disappointed. Just down the road though we went to a 17C pub called the Blue Lion and had a nice meal.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cambridgeshire, CAM, Grantanbrycg, كامبريدج, Кеймбридж, Caergrawnt, کمبریج, केमब्रिजशायर, ケンブリッジ, 케임브리지, Konteth Kargront, Cantabrigia, Kembridža, केंब्रिज, کیمبرج, Кембридж, Кембриџ, เคมบริดจ์, 劍橋

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