By chrisf

Mortar Boards

The weather forecast for today looked grim.

So we decided that today was a good time to visit Exeter. And we had a good time.

We first of all visited the Quayside, and walked along the river, over on a footbridge, and then back along the Exeter Ship Canal. One extra shows part of the Quayside. Another the bakery, where we stopped for a coffee. And bought a loaf.

Then across the old medieval bridge into town. To my eyes the place has a real ‘70’s “ vibe”. I haven’t seen so many eclectic independent shops all in one place in many a year. A belt manufacturer, near a shoe manufacturer, near a typewriter repairer ......

The cathedral is simply magnificent, one of England’s best. The longest medieval vaulted roof in Europe. I took loads of photos ( a couple in extras). It was being prepared for Exeter College’s graduation ceremony. The town was full of youngsters in mortar boards and gowns, accompanied by proud parents and other relatives. A quick snap is my main blip.

We spent some time later in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (or RAMM as it likes to be known these days). Very well done, We were accompanied by a piano rehearsal, It is the opening concert of the Two Moors Festival here tonight.

An evening back at base in front of a log fire, whilst outside the rain cascades down.

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