What a marathon today has been. We needed to make a tidal lock and had to be there by 12.30, which meant a get up at 6.30 for a 7.00 cast off.
I think more water has fallen out of the sky today than we wer floating on. It has hossed it down ALL DAY and I do mean hossed and ALL DAY.
We made good time and reached the lock in plenty of time, only be told that we would be the last ones through because of our length. Normally our length puts us through first, but not today 'cos of tides, wind, moon phase blah blah blah! The upshot of this was we could have had an extra 2 hours in bed and a leisurely cruise to the lock, instead of 2 hours waiting our turn.
I haven't taken any pics today. The weather was so wet I dare not get the camera out.
This was our route today............
Best route from A142 Road Bridge - Ely to March
Made up of 29 miles, 4 furlongs of broad canals; 0 miles, 3 furlongs of tidal rivers; 3 broad locks.
This will take 9 hours, 56 minutes.
It did + 2 hours fannying about at the tidal lock. We are both knackered!!!! as too are the dogs.
We are now moored at March, and we are gonna sleep to midday!