Friday, 16 May 2008

Train Trip to London for the day

Still moored at Waterbeach, River Cam

Today we left Derek and Christina in charge of the boat and we went into London by train. Its very handy here at Waterbeach as the station is only a 10 minute walk away whereas at Cambridge the station is a long way from the river. With 2 changes, one at Kings Cross and one at Vauxhall it took 2 hours to reach Wimbledon where we met up with Tracey for lunch at her favourite watering hole , The Walkabout.

On the return trip we took a different route and travelled with Thameslink from Wimbledon to St Pancras International and just had a short walk to Kings Cross to catch the First Capitol Connection home.

We seemed to have missed most of the forecasted rain but Derek told us that it had been raining in Waterbeach during the day. This evening we are again being rocked by the swell from the rowing skiffs that are out training, coxless 4's, coxed 4's and 8's have all been flying past our window this evening. Still we shouldn't complain as this is one of the things that Cambridge is famous for and that is only 6 miles down river.

Yesterday on our travels we spotted a Great Spotted Woodpecker and found his nest hole. So last evening I went back armed with my camera and managed to get these lovely shots. Unfortunately some better shots didn't come out quite so clear so I will go back again with my tripod and have another shot and see what transpires.

1132 locks, 1525 miles, 41 Tunnels, 41 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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