Sunday, 10 January 2016

Essex and Cambridge

The morning started with a cuppa in bed (so spoilt) and a phone call to AJ and Leon. After getting dressed, we walked off to the village food hall to buy croissants and takeaway coffees. We then walked the long way home and when we got there Dawn was ready for breakfast. 
A discussion of the days plan was undertaken and decided on driving around some of the local villages. Sorting cars we departed and first drive through was Ickleton followed by the village of Hinxton. These were smaller villages with less amenities than Great Chesterford. The stop on our wish list was Grantchester of TV series fame. Our stop here saw us visiting the church and doing the short guided tour with the assistance of their brochure. We were lucky enough to discuss the filming and the changes with one of the church ladies, who explained a number of the changes the filming wrought as well as some of the changes in the village. The advent of the TV series has meant an increase in visitor numbers also. We then walked to the other end of the village and had coffee in a very modern pub - The Rupert Brooke. Our walk back to the car took us past The Green Man pub so we decided a TV experience luncheon was on order. Tagliatelle and filo parcels were ordered and consumed.
Enjoying the first day of winter sun we arrived in Saffron Waldon (original location for saffron growing) where Dawn attempted a police station visit and we did the short walking tour around the highlights of the village. 
After our day of sightseeing we headed south to Canterbury arriving back at Virginia's a little after six, having completed nearly 2000 kms 

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