Fiskerton Fen 5-7th June 2015: Loos, diesel, wind and sky

SPJ arrived on Friday night – 2 hours by direct train from Kings Cross. On Saturday a variety of tasks, and then when Jane arrived a trip to the pontoon moorings at Fiskerton, just before Bardney.

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My first job was to check the diesel system, to see how it coped with the tank getting a rather good stir on the Wash crossing. There was only a very small amount of junk at the bottom of the tank ….

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… and the water trap contained 0.1% of water, probably less, and very few solids (here  is the bowl before cleaning).

DSCF5439 DSCF5440I then explored the marina – not sure many boats could use the flood lock. I also bought some diesel, and installed the new heaving line, after finding a convenient piece of steel to attach it to.

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Later on we installed the new loo (same model, with improved pump and latching mechanism) and chucked the old one away (on the right).

DSCF5478The official inauguration and dedication will be at a later date, but in the meantime here is Hugh cutting the ribbon after reading his speech on the previous occasion (Tixall wide, 27 August 2003, loo purchased in Stone).

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Then through Lincoln, mooring on the pontoon at km11, just above Bardney.

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A bend – very exciting ..

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Fiskerton Fen nature reserve. Walked down to Short Ferry – pub and campsite at the head of navigation of the old River, and back via the pumping station (not possible to cross over to the river proper).

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DSCF5476DSCF5477On Sunday a quick run back to Lincoln, stopped for an hour to walk around the City, and then back to Burton Waters and set off at 1405.

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One thought on “Fiskerton Fen 5-7th June 2015: Loos, diesel, wind and sky

  1. When the flood gates on the marina entrance are shut they cant be used as a lock. You are either locked in or locked out!

    Fiskerton Fen is probably our favourite mooring on the Witham. Lovely spot.

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