Ely

Breakfast today is half a bbq’d sausage butty and a croissant before walking into Witcham to catch the Ely Zipper into the city. Thirty mins later we are dropped off right next to the cathedral.

It’s huge and impressive and we enjoy a wander around it for a couple of hours. Amazing painted ceilings, a very unusual octagonal tower and lots of stained glass. Sadly its half term so no opportunity to listen to it’s choir.

We paid extra to look around the stained glass museum but it’s slightly disappointing as the glass is displayed in cramped conditions in a gallery high up in the cathedral. However we do buy a rather lovely red glass cross as a Christmas decoration in the shop.

There’s a queue at the Almonry cafe in the grounds of the cathedral where we hoped to enjoy lunch so we walk into the main shopping area and have a tasteless sandwich instead.

We hunt down Oliver Cromwell’s house just around the corner from the cathedral, he lived here for 10 years from 1636 but we decide not to pay to go in. By now we are thirsty so after a few false starts we find a nearby pub with a beer garden for a refreshing pint.

We get the bus back to the campsite, this time dropped directly outside by the friendly bus driver. She recognised us and offered!

A pint in the Humble Pig before heading to the van. Chicken wings sitting outside and then Lidl’s Nasi Goreng inside for dinner as it’s trying to rain. Our entertainment is Great British Sewing Bee followed by an old episode of Gogglebox. Another good day.

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