Saturday, 26 May 2012

Grantchester Meadows

...Oh, is the water sweet and cool,
Gentle and brown, above the pool?
And laughs the immortal river still
Under the mill, under the mill?
Say, is there Beauty yet to find?
And Certainty? and Quiet kind?
Deep meadows yet, for to forget
The lies, and truths, and pain?… oh! yet
Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?”
  Rupert Brooke, The Old Vicarage, Grantchester

I had an absolutely delightful break from the intensity of Cambridge escaping to Grantchester Meadows in the beautiful sunshine.  

 The Cam looked beautiful and cool, with people just lying on the banks, 
and even families renting canoes!

We stopped for a cream tea at the Orchard Tearooms where you can just sit back on a deckchair, in amongst the trees, and watch the world go by!

A wonderful quick break!

... But these are things I do not know.
I only know that you may lie
Day-long and watch the Cambridge sky... 

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