"VT Meeting in Cambridge" Cambridge by Mariajoy

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PetraE and I set of from our sleepy Sussex south coast town at 7am to get to Cambridge for 11 where we had been instructed to meet Gillian ( McLaughlin) at the station. She and Jeremy (jrs1234) had planned every minute detail to the nth degree and it all ran like clockwork!

She met the first arrivals, Me, PetraE and Jo104 at Cambridge Station (useless fact - this station has the longest platform in the UK!) and we set off towards the Cambridge Botanical Gardens to meet other members (Iver and Suet).

At the Botanical Gardens

After perusing the ducks, spring flowers and almost disappearing up our own lenses, we continued on to the lovely Anchor Pub in Cambridge for lunch and to meet yet more VT members, Bernishand and her family, and Mar1956tin, Natalie and Chris (nhcram and her husband, chrishc) and alucas (Andrew) and his wife. It was great to meet new VTer Pocketpiglet (Adri) who also arrived at this time.

The lunch here was absolutely delicious and once fortified, we were able to take our places in a 12-seater punt for the 45 minute trip up and down the River Cam. Jeremy and Gillian followed sedately on foot and took photos of us from the bridges above, while we sat in comfort, being informed by our lovely Punter/guide Laura about the history of the buildings all around us.

Punting on the Cam

45 minutes later, we had photographed every bridge, building, duck and each other several times and, having been rammed in our punt a few times our nerves were shattered, (just the hazards of Easter weekend on the Cam with inexperienced punters). Half frozen, we again entered the welcome warmth and ambience of the lovely Anchor pub, where we met Grets (though only briefly!)

After a lovely hot drink and some chocolate mini eggs (thanks Gillian - but you know I don't eat chocolate ;-)) we unfortunately had to leave the group to enjoy the rest of the day in Cambridge whilst we made our looooong journey back to the south coast. It was a fantastic day! Thanks guys!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cambridge is a beautiful, historic city - not to be missed
  • Cons:Can't think of any!
  • In a nutshell:Lovely.
  • Last visit to Cambridge: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2005
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  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    happy memories, it was such a lovely day, big hugs honeybun XXX

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2006 at 9:56 AM

    I don't think that I have ever been here. Maybe I was only in Oxford.

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 12:29 AM

    I just returned from England where I actually spent more time at Cambridge instead of London. Thanks for visiting my London page! Cambridge is a brilliant venue for a meeting of minds, as your VT meet clearly demonstrates!

  • Jun 5, 2005 at 2:49 PM

    It was a great VT day in Cambridge, seems like such a long time ago. Enjoyed your pictures of the day, Martin

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2005 at 12:04 PM

    Seems like lovely VT meeting. I was wondering, which is better, the English chip or Dutch patat? ;-)

  • Suet's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 7:08 AM

    Brilliant day, wasn't it? nice to have met you finally!! I think the pub was everyone's favourite thing!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2005 at 1:59 AM

    Must be enjoying to visit the botanical garden in Cambridge. greetz from Belgium

  • beret's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2005 at 3:53 AM

    If that is a young Art G...than is that a bridge over troubled water?

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2005 at 9:48 AM

    NICE FOTOS , was that bridge one they took apart and couldnt put together again

  • jrs1234's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 10:43 AM

    I'm pleased that you enjoyed it so much! Lovely page - cheers!

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