25 May 2006

london, cambridge, and points north

london, cambridge, and points north

Got to be brief.

We spent Monday in London. After taking the tube to our hotel up next to King's Cross station (yes, we found platform 9 3/4), we visited around town: British Museum, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, a nice pub.

Tuesday we took the railway up to Cambridge, though given the time of term most of the colleges weren't open. Nonetheless, saw quite a bit: King's College, Trinity College, several churches. Saw a nice film put out by Christian Heritage on the role of the Christian faith in the founding and growth of Cambridge as an intellectual and spiritual community. Went to choral evensong at King's College and then met up with Laurel's cousin and his family who are stationed nearby with the USAF.

Wednesday was another railway journey, this time north to Durham where we're staying and from which we'll fan out to see places such as Lindisfarne, Hadrian's Wall, Newcastle, Whitby Abbey, the moors, and we'll see what else. Both the Venerable Bede and St. Cuthbert are buried at Durham Cathedral.

We're off to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne this morning, which is only accessible at low tide, so we must get going. Will report back later, perhaps with photos.