A bit of a haul today. We were due to set of yesterday and break the run at March overnight, but the wind was so bad getting out of the marina would have been an arse, so we stayed put.
We set of at 7.30 this morning. We stopped at midday for a comfort break for the dogs. We had to trog on as we had to lock through Salters Lode buy 4.30pm. As we are 63' we have a limited window as the full lock will only take 60'. It means going through when the tide on the other side of the lock is level and both gates can be set open. Anyway we did it just.
Tomorrow we are going for a short one and stopping at Ely. A great waterfront.
This was our route today.....................
Best route from Ramsey to Denver Sluice
Total distance is 24 miles, 5½ flg and 2 locks.
Made up of 24 miles, 2½ furlongs of broad canals; 0 miles, 3 furlongs of tidal rivers; 2 broad locks.
This will take 8 hours, 5 minutes which is 0 days, 8 hours and 5 minute.
This was almost spot on!