Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Goodbye Great Ouse

We've really enjoyed our month on the rivers Great Ouse, Little Ouse, Lark and Cam but all good things must come to an end.

We left Denver Lock on the high tide at noon

and headed down stream for Salters Lode Lock, aiming to go in at a right angle alongside the tractor tyres

and avoid the submerged mud bank

We then had to wait outside the lock while the tide went out enough for the Lockie to open the gate and let us in.

The bow was tied to the overhead gantry and we were alongside the very muddy tyres for an hour and a half

Once the tide had dropped exposing the full extent of the mud bank the lockie opened the guillotine gate and let us in

After the wide rivers where we hardly saw any other moving boats it's going to seem a bit strange being back on the drains and then the busy canals.

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