A sort of circular route this year: 154 miles and 32 locks
In this blog entry: Ely – Brandon – Denver – Earith (via the New Bedford River). See the detailed timings and speeds for the NBR, and the (very boring!) GPS tracker. As you can see from the former, the flood tide was quite weak, running at about 1 mph and lasting for about an hour of the upstream transit.
And in part 2: Earith – Bedford – Earith – Ely (via the Old West).
Brandon Bank – not easy to find a mooring!
Cut-off channel sluices etc, near Lakenheath
Cycling in Thetford forest – really good value and only 45 mins walk from Brandon (once you work out the quickest route). Jane on the front of the tandem, Simon on the rear, Hugh eating lunch
Washes, near Lakenheath
Brandon bank – one of only six bridges on the river
Water running through the sluice – it’s very close to low water
Setting off up the New Bedford River.
Ely Cathedral visible in the distance (honest – just left of centre)
The main BEND on the entire trip – very exciting!
For the rest of the trip – to Bedford and back – see part 2