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September 8, 2017
by Stuart
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Early Ely

We’re heading out in search of coffee, which we found at the Lemon Tree Deli. Very nice and they had some amazing vinyl. Didn’t buy any.

September 7, 2017
by Stuart
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A man in a punt…

‘FFS’ is, I believe, the accepted abbreviation. I am in a crocodile of tourists, led by the bloke in red, heading down to the river for a punt tour. We – well, not me – were hustled outside King’s College, … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
by Stuart
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For the record

So that’s Max out of action for a while. Might take a look too, though to be honest the vinyl thing hasn’t grabbed me, even though I wanted it to. Old stuff on vinyl, on my old record player, yes. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
by Stuart
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Platform heel

I suspect the driver was pretty annoyed with me for taking this. Leaning across the yellow line, dog on lead, precarious phone.  But I’ve learned a fundamental trainspotter’s lesson today: NEVER travel without your books. I took them out because … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
by Stuart
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For you, Ron Ron

We stopped at Ely, and went in to explore. Rae and I had been before, but only to the cathedral, which is lovely. What you see here – a bit blurred, which will make sense in a minute – is … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
by Stuart
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Ouse cruise

Moored up after navigating Salter’s Lode and Denver Sluice, with not much swearing. There was some. These two mistake me for someone who cares about wildlife and don’t seem to respond to monosyllabic epithets. And they sound like horses. Just … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
by Stuart
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On The River

Today’s BBC Weather forecast for Denver: Light Cloud. Max 17°C, min 11°C. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651353 Didn’t know we are in Denver. It is the home town of Neil Cassidy, immortalised by Jack Kerouac as Dean Moriarty in ‘On The Road’. Not this … Continue reading