I found Cambridge a wonderful place to visit. It was filled with delightful and interesting sights, good restaurants and ancient treasures. While most people tour it in a day, I spent three days and wasn't a bit bored, even though I walked everywhere I went, first there was a small grove of trees near our residence hall,
filled with naturalised plantings.
Next was the River Cam, filled with students and tourists punting.
These are fun to watch, whether it is just to admire the scene, or to laugh at the many self-hired punts that are being poled in circles by the inexperienced. On the other side of the river is the President's residence, with its impressive Tudor beams. Adjoining it, behind that low fence with the black gate, sits a garden that is, like many of the areas in the colleges, locked.
Oooh, just like in The Secret Garden. We were really curious, but in the end, we saw it isn't terribly secret. The garden overlooks the river, shielded only by a wrought iron fence. You can see into it from the other side. It didn't look much different from the rest of the college, which was immaculate, beautiful and peaceful.
I sat on that bench and knitted for a while. I didn't stay long. There was too much else to see in Cambridge. I shopped and walked, ate wonderful food, then walked more. I found two yarn shops. They were a little different than the ones here in the U.S.
More on that, and what I bought, next.