Thursday, 29 July 2010

Walking with the Satmap

Courtesy of a tax rebate John has a new toy!  It's called a Satmap - a GPS (Global Positioning Satellites) with Ordinance Survey maps!  Very High-Tec eh??  This is so he doesn't have to buy paper maps for everywhere we go.  He insists it's a space-saving, necessary device.  Also, we can still get lost BUT we will know WHEN we are!!!  It's going to take a long time to pay for itself!!  Like any new gadget, it takes practice to learn how to use it so today ................. we practised!
We went for a six mile walk around the villages of Hemingford Grey, Hemingford Abbots and Houghton - all near St Ives.  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves ............. a taste of Cambridgeshire ..................

The  church at Hemingford Grey.  The 'spire' is unique apparently.  It's sort of 'chopped off'!  I don't know whether it was meant to be like that or the builders ran out of money!

The pub at Hemingford Abbots - "The Axe & Compass"  Fancy a pint here, Rodney?

A selection of local property.
Love 'em or hate 'em, they're what adorn the boxes of chocolates and tins of biscuits at Christmas time!      


Houghton Mill - the last working mill on The Great Ouse.  It is now owned by The National Trust and is open to the public.  Flour is still ground in the traditional way.
There was a large touring campsite near here - it looked a really
nice site.

We are coming across more and more of these as opposed to wooden stiles - brilliant:-
  • excellent for middle-aged women with dodgy knees
  • excellent for dog walkers - especially those who own big dogs!

And ......................... narrow boaters with a great sense of fun :-

Finally - good news!  "The Royals" have had their technical problems fixed and ........... are on their way!
Just as well because Ken is responsible for providing and cooking Sunday lunch!!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are having such a nice time; we are off to Lake Garda tomorrow morning back on Wednesday then off for the northern tour. Talk to you when we get back in the South!!!!