Eating out at Ely

August Catchup

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It’s been several weeks since I wrote a blog post so I thought it about time that I did a quick catch up. August Catchup The big event in August was our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Where does the time go? Add on another 2 years that we lived together before we got married and I start to think ‘surely I’m …

5 miles from Anywhere

Six Miles From Anywhere

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Six Miles from Anywhere It was another weekend when Angela wasn’t working and there was also a good weather forecast. Not wanting to miss this combination we headed off on Saturday morning with a loose plan. If we could get a mooring in Ely, away from the pubs, we would spend the night there. If this didn’t work we would …

painting gas locker

More Boat Jobs Done

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We have been using the good weather to get a few more boat jobs done. There has always been a certain amount of rust in a few areas of the boat and we wanted to get them all sorted out this year. The lockers in the well deck, an area in the engine room next to the engine and the …

riverview mooring

Back Home Again

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Having moored at the end of the River Wissey, it was time to slowly head back home again. After staying dry since we left home on Sunday we finally got some rain on Friday morning. It didn’t last long but it did wait until Angela went to dispose of the rubbish and had no coat with her. Within 30 minutes …

Grange Farm Wissey

End of the Wissey

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Our plan today was to continue to the end of the Wissey river. The water level had dropped overnight to the extent that our neighbouring boat was aground and on a bit of a lean. No such problem for us though and we were soon on our way out of Hilgay. As soon as we left the village we left …

Wissey sign

Up the River Wissey

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Having spent the last couple of days on the Little Ouse, it was time to tick off our final river in the area, as we headed up to the River Wissey. First though we had to travel back down the Little Ouse for a couple of hours and stop off at the Little Ouse Moorings to fill up with diesel. …

kingfisher close up

Time for a New Adventure

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We are just starting a weeks holiday and thankfully the weather looks to be improving a bit, just in time. We have had numerous days with very heavy downpours and the river level has been very high for about 2 weeks. The small flood plain between the boat pontoons and the flood bank has been doing its job as the …