Cycle from Cambridge to St. Ives

August 31, 2013

At the weekend we decided to get a bit of exercise in so took the bikes out along the cycle path/busway between Cambridge and St Ives. About 16 miles each way so a decent ride. Every time I have done this though, one way there is always a terrible wind. So on the way out it was a bit of a challenge and took far longer than it should have.

Below is the sunset on the way back when things were far calmer on the way back to Cambridge. Was nice coming back late afternoon as the sunset over the fields.

Sunset on the Cambridge to St-Ives cycle route

Then whilst in St Ives we stopped off at Floods Tavern for a quick refreshment. Lovely little pub right on the river with a dock to park your boat should you wish. There were a couple of lads who were, for 4 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon seemed impressively far on! They were pretty funny but when we heard them start talking about getting some shots, I think we all knew at that point things werent going to end well for these boys.

Floods Tavern at St Ives

So we spent a good hour or so sitting watching the world go by, we saw a swan do a bit of a practice take off. Managed to grab a couple of pictures with the Panasonic 45mm 2.8. Was a fair distance away but was quite happy with the results.

Swan landing on the river in St Ives

And another one.

Swan landing on the river in St Ives (2)

As always, the camera at hand was my Olympus OM-D EM5 and I have taken to just taking the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 and Panasonic 45mm 2.8 with me and I find these 2 cover the vast majority of what I want to do. Although with the recent announcment of the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 I think I will most likely invest in that as a standard lens.