Sunday, October 27, 2013

In the fens

Today I cycled along the banks of the River Cam as far as Bottisham lock.   Just past the lock you come to the first of three lodes, Burwell Lode.   These are narrow canals dug by the Romans.  Burwell Lode doesn't look navigable but Reach Lode is.  I am astonished by these little waterways built two thousand years ago.
On the way back I stopped to smoke my pipe at Bait's Bite Lock where the wind was breaking up the surface of the river, but the sun was shining.   Apparently I was cycling into a head wind over 20mph.

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