April 10th, 2012


UK Trip Day 3

Today's Travels (in red)

Woke at 5.30am and couldn't get back to sleep. Jet-lag is starting to wear off but is still affecting me. At 6.30 I wandered outside; the day was clear and cold, but still. I took photos of the sunrise.

After a breakfast of bacon & eggs, Aaron and I headed off to Ely Cathedral. We* took a few wrong turns, but that doesn't matter. There are many roads and the GPS always got us heading in the right direction.

We reached Ely at 10am, found a long-term car park and walked to the Cathedral - which is pretty hard to miss. It towers over the town.

Ely cathedral is huge. We spent a good 2 hours in there, and that was a quick visit. They have tours and a stained glass museum, neither of which we saw.

Then we headed over to Framlingham Castle. I found a car park and we hit the Castle Inn of lunch. I had a cod-and-chips washed down with a Adnams Southwold Bitter and an Adnams Ghost Ship Pale Ale.

Yummy Beers.

This was Aaron's first castle (not counting The Tower, which he saw on our last trip). It's a massive wall structure with only one Tudor building left inside. We spnt hours wandering around, and then headed back to Offord Darcy.

Somewhere around the Cambridge By-pass it started to sleet. The temperature dropped from 13C to 6C in a few minutes. The bike riders did not look happy.

*By "we" I mean "me." Sometimes the strings of roundabouts confuse me, and the sun is in the wrong part of the sky so I can't rely on internal navigation. I am turned around 180degrees.