Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cambridge to Essex

Anyone hungry?

Burnham-on-Crouch. Another estuarine fishing village in southern Essex

Boats in the mud at Maldon (River Chelmer) waiting for the tide. Essex is where Mum's Poynter family came from. Maldon is near Mayland, Southminster, Asheldham, Dengie & other places relevant to them. Found a grave of g g g g grandfather Samuel Poynter in Asheldham churchyard who died in 1746 !! Amazed that it was still in quite good nick.

Stopped in Cambridge for a few hours on way to Essex. Back to school week.

Punting on the Cam

Christ's College, Cambridge. The colleges all charged entry to have a look around. We weren't there long enough to warrant it, so had to peep through archways at courtyards & quadrangles.

Kings College, Cambridge.

Any place as famous as this is chock-full of tourists, but we had a lovely time wandering around & getting lost (we're good at that). There was a very large market in the town centre & we saw many of the famous colleges, although they are quite scattered and we were on foot -the car is just a hindrance in these towns with narrow streets and hardly any parking.

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