Brilliantly clear skies, a warm summer breeze, bluebells and tulips, daisies and cherry blossoms, rich green manicured lawns, willow fronds trailing the water as do our fingers, our young Engineering graduate providing narrative as he gently guides our Punt along the river Cam. What a delightful way to explore this beautiful piece of Cambridge….

Home of Cambridge University…formed in 1209 …31 colleges, 88 nobel prizes, 33 of these secured by Trinity college alumni dedicated to math.

A wave to Queen Lizzie’s helicopter…she’s arriving to help St John’s College celebrate 500 years…dodging the media, Bobbies in bullet proof vests and bicycle riders as we head for Kings College chapel. Later, reflecting on the splendor of the chapel’s interior my late PaHannah comes to mind. Pa, a church organ maestro, would have so enjoyed playing it’s magnificent organ pipes.

Finish off the day with a lovely evening at the Cock; today a tour around the quaint Hamlets surrounding Huntington, home of my gracious hosts Rupert Smythe – Farquarson and Hortense Higginbottom – Farquarson – David and Helen.

Thanks guys! Now to London to rejoin Jenny and Ross.




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    4 Comments on Punting on the Cam…

    1. Bella
      April 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm (7 years ago)

      Hello Miss, off to the wedding I the year…..go girl!!! Hehe I know you are avoiding it! More stories please. xx

    2. Karen Hoult
      April 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm (7 years ago)

      I am enjoying your little jaunt on the Cam, sounds wonderful. Can’t wait till I get your next post from London – should be a “gas” trying to get round all those tourists.

      Hugs Karen

    3. BJ
      April 30, 2011 at 7:10 am (7 years ago)

      Am so happy for my Boo X

    4. David & Helen
      April 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm (7 years ago)

      Jane – We so enjoyed your stay with us in Cambs. Glad you enjoyed the punting, and city of Cambridge. Very sorry though that you just couldn’t find any space in your bag for a Kate & Wills souvenir; or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they are now called. Enjoy the rest of your tour – David & Helen (aka Rupert & Hortense). Must go now, us blue blooded toffs have a party at the palace to go to don’t you know!


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