You may not immediately spot anything unusual about this photo of Bottisham lock but, from where we are moored, it's about 30 minutes into a one hour walk and G is with me!
Despite virtually no rain recently, there's still plenty of water hurling down through the sluices
This lovely old wooden boat, 'Jester' is moored at the Cam Conservator's depot, I wonder where her destiny now lies
With G taking a train back to Ely for physio on Friday, and the weather gorgeous, the day was all mine to set off for a bit of a marathon walk into previously unexplored territory
This big lump of 'Watership Down' gave Muttley a bit of a dilemma; not knowing which hole to stick his head down first - of course, when he did, they all legged it out of the others
Now I had left Clayhithe, walked through Horningsea and arrived at this signpost from the right. Horningsea shows to the right (correctly) along with Fen Ditton; both being 2 miles away. If, however, you look at the left signpost ........ mmm!
I turned right here, my destination being the village of Stow Cum Quy which, it says here, is 2 miles away - no matter how far I walked the village of Quy was always 2 miles away and (I promise) I wasn't going around in circles
In the end I was concerned about the time (and poor Baxter) and gave it up, visiting the excellent Quy Fen - more of a common really
Where we met and played with the lovely John Terry - evidently the lady could have a dog if the husband was allowed to name it! Who knows, perhaps drink had been taken.
A lot of territory still unexplored out here, but I had been walking for several hours on the often heavy going
so I crossed the Fen and headed directly for home; ignoring the signposts and relying on the GPS/memory map.
Large parts were under water but it was still possible to get round most of it