Waterbeach – Ely
10 miles, 1 lock
Meeting up for a drink with Richard, who is visiting the area in his historic boat (converted BCN day boat, Squire) and then missing the train back to Waterbeach by a minute meant that we were running a bit late when we finally set off from the GOBA moorings towards Ely. Thankfully Bottisham lock was in our favour. It was a beautiful run to Ely as the sun set, and we managed to get a really good mooring just beyond the road bridge (I’d been concerned that we’d not find 72ft of space, as Ely is often very crowded). Our friend Richenda had almost given up on us by the time we arrived just before 10pm in the very last of the light, but we were in time for a drink before last orders at the Cutter!
I failed to take any pictures of the trip to Ely so here’s one of Squire‘s fantastic new paintwork!