England Travels: Cambridge (Part 1)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
My goal, upon arrival in Cambridge, was to stay awake until the end of
the day, so I would be appropriately tired, get a decent night's rest,
and then wake up (mostly) in synch with the new timezone. While it's
true that I arrived at the Cambridge station, I actually needed to change
trains to go one more hop to the Cambridge North station. But that
went OK, and both in King's Cross and Cambridge stations, I was able
to get a wireless Internet connection and send a quick email on my
progress. I didn't want to try to get a SIM card and see if my old
phone would work and then scramble to figure out what to do when it didn't.
Also, unrelated to anything, I don't understand why the King's Cross
station is spelled using an apostrophe but Barons Court is not. (OK,
I just looked it up and basically there's no consensus or rules.
Sometimes names are singular possessive, sometimes plural possessive,
and sometimes just they are just a plural noun. And sometimes they
have changed over time, or are printed differently by different
organizations. I don't think this world (word?) problem is one I have
time to fix at the moment.)
It was cool-ish in Cambridge (50sF/10sC), overcast, and it had rained
a lot in the last week and some areas were still flooded.
My friend Stephanie met me at the train station. After dropping off
my bags, we explored a bit of downtown Cambridge for the afternoon,
making sure I stayed awake long enough. Amusingly enough, Stephanie
seemed more fatigued than I was. But we both stayed awake until the
end of the day.
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A tree on the north bank of the river that was still flooded.
One of the places where the many Cambridge rowing teams keep
their boats. ...(more)
Yeeeeessss....excellent. Everything all falls into
Frank ponders how to execute his Master Plan (pronounced
A composite shot of the Cambridge Cathedral.
It's big. I didn't go in.
Twisty, turny, narrow roads with lots of shops and such give the
older parts of...(more)
There are no blue police boxes around England (other than
perhaps part of a...(more)
And the bright red mail boxes ("post boxes")
are also widely available and...(more)
Punting boats to rent (or "let" or "hire"
depending on one's mood).
More boats for hire. Many people would approach tourists
(I was carrying a...(more)
This was a bank. Around the corner from it was a weird
kinetic sculpture of...(more)
Freaky looking tree branch trying slowly trying to eat a gate.
I'm not sure why I took this. It think the light might
have seemed better or I...(more)
The sun was setting on the Midsummer Common park as we
were heading back.
Someone had added googley eyes to a sign. I don't think
my friend KTM has...(more)
2018 England trip pictures
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