The Cambridgeshire IVC Blog

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What a wonderful way to spend lunch-time...

What a wonderful way to spend a nice sunny lunch-time, imbibing fine ales at the Cambridge beer festival. A great selection of beer plus cider, perry and english wine.

A nice relaxed atmosphere surrounded by people from all walks of life - not just your card carrying Camra members.

A most satisfying way to spend lunch-time.

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Day 6 Highlands trip

Full day today, starting off with a drive to the north end of Lewis - appropriately named Butt of Lewis.  It is an outstanding place - lighthouse plonked on top of the cliff and you can walk for miles along the cliff tops which are not fenced off btw - no health and safety here.  The secluded beach pictured below is just one of the wonders in that area.  Perfect spot for an IVC bbq - just getting there from Cambridge is a challenge!

We then took a look round a 'black house' long house with peat fire burning on the floor in the middle.  Space for family and cattle - this is how the highlanders used to live.  Next stop neolithic Callanish stones, and then finally a drive to Harris to take a look at the newly established distilery there.  At the moment just selling gin and the whisky takes a good 10 years or so to mature.  



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Day 5 Highlands trip

Well we said goodbye to two more adventurers today.  That left two of us.  So, we started off with an early morning walk down to Neptune's Staircase in Fort Augustus to see a rather large boat squeeze through the lock gates.  Then we drove off to Ulapool - we had a nice lunch looking over the harbour, then hopped onto a ferry to Stornaway, Isle of Lewis.  We arrived at the hotel late and had to dash straight to the restaurant before it closed so all a bit rushed.  More tomorrow!  Check out the blue blue sky - we have been so lucky with the weather!




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