Here is a selection of our photographs – with thanks to Jane, Jeremy, Griff and Simon T for their contributions. Any captions appear above each photograph or group of photographs.
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0510 – leaving Ely. Griff vaguely awake.
Denver Sluice – do we have enough navigational aids? The GPS dongle is in the ketchup bottle, to the left of the depth sounder. The main VHF set is just out of view.
Getting ready for the off …
Denver lock – looks familar …
Salters Lode – now past the point of no return
Downham Market Bridge
Peter avoiding a shoal
The sun compass in action – 1145 BST, 1045 GMT. It works!
A shot from the bank – passed on by Naughty Cal
Cruisers from Denver, overtaking us en route to the pontoons at Kings Lynn
St Peter Wiggenhall (more info on this ruin here)
Another GOBA member
St Germans Bridge
Middle Level main drain pumping station and outfall
Kings Lynn paper factory
Relief channel tail sluice (more information)
Kings Lynn comes into view
And now three photos (by Simon T) taken from the
top of the tower in the centre of the photograph above …
The Harbour Master’s boat, that has been moving all the buoys!
East ferry terminal
West ferry terminal, plus ferry
Kings Lynn dock gates
Kings Lynn cut – looking back to the town
The ebbing tide on this buoy, which we leave to port
Jane getting a bit wet
Rosie and Jim getting a bit queasy – with their friend the bear from the Jubilee pageant
Jeremy, Peter and Hugh (R to L)
Hannah consulting the charts
Heeling over a little …
…. and measured at 12 degrees
Turning to the south, and heading for the Freeman channel
Jeremy and Daryl
Freeman channel – Delta buoy. We now leave the red cans to port.
Griff and Daryl
Toasting Jeremy’s new job …
The skipper looks a bit more relaxed now?
Tabs Head – Welland to the left, Witham to the right
River Witham – New Cut
A ship inside the docks – and much higher than us …
Boston fishing fleet
One of the many wrecks in the mud
Approaching Boston stump
In Boston Grand Sluice, passing some refreshment up to the lock keeper while we wait for the tide to rise and make a level.
And now for some videos …