On Saturday, Jo and I met a group of creatives for a photowalk around Cambridge. After frantically checking the weather forecast all week, I sent everyone a message to bring an umbrella and wear their most colourful outfits. We had planned our route to enjoy some of the classic Cambridge cottages, as well as venturing across the commons to the river, and back through the city to see the famous architecture.
Jo had illustrated an amazing map of the city to share the route with the photowalkers.
We also had a fun bingo sheet to spot some typical Cambridge things. I think most people saw at least 6 of them!
With ponchos and umbrellas at the ready, we ambled through town for a 2.5 mile wander allowing time for people to snap anything that caught their eye.
Colourful doors were abundant!
Jo had made a couple of cow masks in case we didn’t spot any for the bingo. This guy was very happy to hang out with Jo whilst we all fell about laughing and taking photos.
Of course I did some bike spotting along the river.
We stopped to share Jesus Green Lido with the photowalkers, which is apparently the longest outdoor pool in Europe. One swimmer was leaving as we entered and said it was 20 degrees and very pleasant.
As the rain persisted, so did the photowalkers! We snapped wild flowers along the parks and everyone was in good spirits.
We saw one brave couple punting on the river, but no one else!
There wasn’t much opportunity for outfit posts as everyone was laden with raincoats and bags, but we did find a puddle to huddle around for a colourful shoe pic!
Much fun was had with the umbrellas (one person had two different colours – that’s dedication!) and we played around with the Boomerang app to share some motion shots on Instagram.
Our final stop was the market square, so we stopped at the Cambridge Satchel Company shop for a colourful group shot.
The walk ended with gelato at Aromi (the pistachio was amazing!) followed by a group lunch and more chit chat. Everyone agreed that it was a really fun morning despite the rain and that we should hold another in the Spring!
You can check out all the colourful images from the day on the #CambridgeCreativesPhotowalk tag on Instagram. People really embraced the day and it was so much fun to spend time with new and old friends!
A big thanks to Jo (and Hannah!) for helping plan the route, drawing the map and bingo sheet and to Cambridge Satchel Company for their support!