Its half term in the UK and what with a wedding last weekend
and the Jubilee and a boat show on Monday, we finally kicked off on Tuesday with the intention of going to St. Ives which we think is a delightful town.
The distance from our home mooring is about 24miles so having kicked off quite late following a lay in and supplies shopping we decided to stop early evening about half way along.
At the first lock we had to go topless, its the law! Well actually its because the lock runs under a road and the headroom is restricted.
Deb gives this a good scale
Look at the water line. This is going in
This is the headroom after the rise
So on to the next lock. Sometime seals can be seen here but not today. This is an easy lock hardly any level change at all but still it involves the whole process.
All was going well until we reached the next lock at St. Ives. The river guide says the lock is 91' x 12'7''. Now you would think that us being a mere 60' x 12' would fit easily. NOPE! we got well and truly wedged despite going in at a snails pace. There is a jutty out part as can be seen on Brian's photos
The far end of the 3 rails. We were coming in the other way
It took Deb on the power and me and 2 other burly chaps to free us. Words have been had with the publishers of the guide.
So we turned around and have now moored in a lovely spot near a pub.