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An Indoor Day in Cambridge

Friday, 23 February 2024
An Indoor Day in Cambridge

It was a return to wet weather on Wednesday when my photo buddy Paul and I planned a day out. Cambridge ended up as the destination where we could take in a couple of museums and grab some lunch. Cambridge has something for any weather really. After a false start at the Whipple museum, we were too early, we explored the Museum of Zoology with its amazing Fin Whale before returning to the Whipple...

My Locale

Thursday, 22 February 2024
My Locale

Today’s post features a selection of photos from my regular local walks, this week, showing some of the signs of spring but also the continuing high water levels and saturated ground.

Time for a Walk Around Ely

Friday, 16 February 2024
Time for a Walk Around Ely

It has been a while since I took the drive over to the Isle of Ely and its famous cathedral “The Ship of The Fens” last seen last week on the horizon from Wandlebury Country Park. The headline picture retains the inevitable distortion created when the camera directly captures a panoramic image. The picture below is a more typical view of the cathedral from the path down to the river. There follow...

Around and About

Monday, 12 February 2024
Around and About

I have been out and about in Cambridge and at Old Warden where there remains plenty of water. No punts on the Cam, I guess because the river is running too fast and deep and I should note very muddy. I took a wander along the Cam to Jesus Green which has one of my favourite avenues of trees which look good at any time of the year. The fire brigade were out on the river doing exercises. Better them...

I Get A Strange Feeling Of Deja Vu

Saturday, 10 February 2024
I Get A Strange Feeling Of Deja Vu

Yes we had a day of rain and now our second flood in a month. We are lucky that there is a flood management system in place for the town and I am personally lucky that I live a little bit above the flood plain (just). The water level in the main river is not quite as high this time but the level of Hen Brook is about as high as I have seen it as it drains local ground and this time we had more local...

Moggerhanger Music Session February 2024

Friday, 9 February 2024
Moggerhanger Music Session February 2024

Our monthly Wednesday music sessions at Moggerhanger Village Hall go from strength to strength. With so many musicians on deck we ran a bit later than normal but I did not hear any complaints.
Here is a link to our Flickr album with some snaps from the session. Thanks to George and Caroline for adding some excellent pictures.
The session was recorded on video and I have published it in two...

A Couple Of Local Favourites

Tuesday, 6 February 2024
A Couple Of Local Favourites

There are a couple of places that are a short drive from home which are always worth a visit. In this case the locations are Wicken Fen and its historic wooden wind pump and Wandlebury Country Park with its legendary view of Ely Cathedral over 25 km away (when the weather is clear enough). It was a chilly and, quite, blowy morning for the golfers on the Gog Magog golf course who were not concentrating...

Old Warden a Place of Variety

Friday, 2 February 2024
Old Warden a Place of Variety

I popped down to Old Warden yesterday for a wander around the Swiss Garden and to look through the Shuttleworth Collection. Both are worth frequent visits as they both change all of the time, plants in the garden and movement of planes in the collection. The headline picture is from the Engineering shop where winter maintenance is in full swing including for this wonderful Bristol Fighter. On a sunny...

Snowdrops arriving at Anglesey Abbey

Thursday, 1 February 2024
Snowdrops arriving at Anglesey Abbey

As January came to an end I took a run over to Anglesey Abbey to see if the snowdrops were out and some were. This is the busiest time of the year at this popular National Trust site so getting there early is a good plan. It is still early in the snowdrop season but there were plenty on display and, anyway, it is always a nice walk. There were even some early daffodils and the two in the photo seemed...

After The Floods

Sunday, 28 January 2024
After The Floods

The flood waters have receded but the river remains high which suggests that there is still a bit of drainage to be done and this is certainly true in our Riverside park where the land is very soggy still. The clean-up has started around the town including in the Jubilee garden where the river left a muddy film. We are blessed with a sizeable population of mute swans on the river and they seemed...