Two weeks ago today I walked to Grantchester Orchard with the +1s while our partners were retreating. Finally I had a chance to take Z there with me. Below are a map and photos from our walk there and back.
This is a rough re-creation of our journey. We started at the northern point. I know it's 3.1 miles from our flat to Grantchester Orchards (which is about an hour walking). We walked through the City Centre on the way back, stopping at the Gates Room (not pictured below) and an ATM (also not pictured). We were out pretty much all day.
There are some wacky road signs here.
These mashed up houses are everwhere. I love them.
"Real tennis" is different than the tennis we're used to. Apparently it's only played in a few places in the world.
We took this walking path to the University Library.
Red Bull place
As I said, I love these houses.
One of these would be perfect for Z and me.
Path to Grantchester Orchard
Part of the River Cam (?)
I have a hard time fitting both our heads in frame.
The path by the river
We saw lots of cows.
Our path changed a little.
A quaint church
Grantchester Orchard! These tables and chairs are everywhere, millions of 'em.
Our tea (and coffee) setting from the historic tea house there.
People here go crazy for clotted cream.
This kid put an umbrella up. It wasn't raining.
No one was eating inside.
We passed more cows on the way out.
And Amelia and Abigail Gabble! Just kidding--the Gabbles were geese.
There are lots of punts here.
I believe this building belongs to Queens College.
The Mill! Just like in Lincoln.
We walked by some construction.
Like I said. Everywhere.
I think this might be an old folks place. Don't really know.
An ugly statue at Churchill College--we're almost home!