Today began with a visit to the only shop in Hilgay for supplies before setting off back down the Ouse. We planned to do the Lark today. A few years ago we made it to Prickwillow but no further.
We had glorious sunshine all day and thoroughly enjoyed the river Lark which just becomes prettier as you go upstream. It’s quite narrow and wiggly but despite meeting two EA weedcutters we had no major issues.
At the head of navigation, Jude’s Ferry, we can report that winding a 72′ narrowboat is quite easy, although shafting was required due to the wind being in the wrong direction.
The plan is St Ives tomorrow so we didn’t want to stay at the head but instead turned around and are now stopped for the night just by the junction with the Ouse on the GOBA moorings there.