After filling up with diesel, a two day trip to the head of the Lark, and back. Then did some useful Christmas shopping in Ely. Also fitted a new chain (a modified sink plug chain holder) to the Chinaman’s hat; and bought a new coal shovel, the previous one having gradually rusted away.
This was the final trip of 2015 – the boat has been in use for 62 days this year.
Captions are above the photographs to which they refer.
Heading north from Ely towards Littleport
Just after turning into the Lark
Between Prickwillow and Isleham – very isolated
The new moorings – now open for business
Approaching Isleham Lock
West Row – head of navigation.
The slightly rickety moorings at the pub – good fenders neededLooking downstream towards the pub
Looking upstream towards Mildenhall – not navigable Isleham lock – I also explored the backwater a little
A Team GB sculler on the Lark – a rare sight!
Pretty foul conditions on the way back to Ely.