Arrived dusk on Friday. Spent Saturday morning putting the engine room back together, and the batteries in particular. Then a brisk cruise north to Brandon Creek, mooring at the Ship Inn (and visiting it for the first time – very friendly and cosy). Tested the depth sounder – river 5 metres deep in places – and did various speed checks on the straight section to Littleport. Spent the afternoon sorting out the junk (see earlier posting), and getting it neatly sorted & stored. Converted the engne room light to LEDs.
Setting off in the morning was interesting, with a strong cross wind holding me onto the mooring. A surprising number of rowers out on a very cold and windy morning – four eights from CUWBC.
New depth gauge in action just north of Ely
Mooring by the Ship Inn, at the confluence of the
Brandon / Little Ouse and the Great Ouse
Good view of the Sugar factory at Wissington
The long straight between Littleport and Ely – handy for measuring my speed at various engine revs. Quite choppy in places.