day trip to Cambridge

Monday, May 21, 2012

we had such a lovely time in cambridge on saturday.  we went with a tour group for the day and even though the weather was overcast, at least it wasn't raining.  i would LOVE to live in a lovely town like this.  

here are a few photos - we can't wait to go there on a sunny day!
on our way to Cambridge, we saw:  
everything is so green {look at the river on the left - and yes that is a river stream}
it has pretty bridges (with the river Cam)
over 30,000 bicycles 
loads and loads of old buildings

 {these are all university buildings}

interesting signs, doorbells & statues

even the Newton tree (was outside of Isaac Newton's lab window) at Trinity College.  this is an ancestor of the original tree.
we had a well deserving lunch (at Tatties) before we attempted the 123 steps up St Mary's church tower

the stairs up St Mary's church  & me having a rest at the top

the pulling ropes for ringing the bells (one of the only churches in UK that still have people pulling the bells)
the view from the top (Kings College on the left).  the 123 steps is definitely not for a 34 week pregnant women but the view was just AWESOME.
this old pub, the Eagle, is where Francis Crick interrupted patrons' lunchtime on 28 February 1953 to announce that he and James Watson had "discovered the secret of life" after they had come up with their proposal for the structure of DNA.  {the reason for the open window - is because there was a fire a couple of hundred years ago and 2 children died because they couldn't get the window open.  since then the window has always been left open and it is even claimed that this has been written into the lease of the building}.
 on our way back to the bus we saw a punter losing his punting pole in the river Cam when it got stuck in the river bed.  very funny & embarrassing for a professional punter.
the last few photos before we took the bust trip (only 2 hours from london) back to london

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  1. Baie mooi fotos. Kan nie wag om Londen ook eendag te sien nie. Heleen

  2. wow!! beautiful photos!! :) looks like a wonderful place to visit and probably on my list now... ;) hehe, even the river is green, that's funny!!
    love the last photo of you and wayne! I can't believe you made the 123 steps.... If I was 34 weeks pregnant, I would've died! seriously...

    I WILL VISIT you guys one day!!

    Love and miss you always and always!!


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