Today was a very relaxed day. Slept in and then sat around drinimg coffee most of the morning. Jos figured out the finances for the trip and then we settled up. After filling ourselves with coffee we got busy and washed and cleaned bikes. I took my bike apart and packed it back into its travel case. Hopefully the baggage handler gods will be good to Surly.
Surly was pretty happy to have such a big adventure after hanging for the last few years in the garage. Surly is looking forward to the next big adventure. He has been listening to the talk about where we are off to next and he is hoping to go to France in 2018 for the War Memorials tour. This would be a good trip for Surly and I would love to have him along. The Long Haul Trucker is so comfortable to ride and is a great climber. Surly isn’t too fast on the flats or downhill but then neither am I. The steel frame and center pull brakes are kind of old school but they are absolutely bullet proof.
For supper we headed downtown and found a restaurant on the central canal. It was great sitting outside as the weather was so nice. Having a canal side table we were able to watch all the punts being polled up and down. It was easy to spot the professionals who give tours and the amateurs out showing off in front of girlfriends. The amateurs ram into each other and almost tip over and go for a swim.
After supper we walked through the downtown area and had an ice cream. The sun was cutting down low and reflecting off the buildings giving get lighting for photos. It was really pretty.
Tomorrow Agnes and I plan on hitting some of the dozen or more downtown museums and seeing more of Cambridge. It is a very pretty city with a lot of wonderful cathedrals right downtown.