We were booked through Stanground Lock at 1pm today. I’d spoken to Tina and let her know that we’d need the levels raising to get through. When the relief lockie had let us through last Easter he’d not been able to do this so we’d had to go in backwards and stern haul.
We arrived in Peterborough at about 11am, and stopped at the water point where we met the new owner of a boat, Barkley, which had been in Cambridge for years and is on its way to London.
I called Tina to see if there was any possibility of coming through earlier and she agreed to let us through. With the level raised and by sitting in the middle of the lock where it’s deepest we were through quickly.
Brigatte bend posed no problems then it was the long chug to March, in persistent drizzle.
We’re now at Fox’s marina having paid £7.50 for the security of a guaranteed mooring! The tide at Salter’s Lode is too early for us to make it tomorrow so we’ll be back on the Ouse on Wednesday.