We pulled out of our berth at Bill Fen Marina just after half eight and headed off towards our rendezvous with the crew of Matilda Rose who were awaiting us in March. I sat on Yarwood's tug deck like Lady Muck and took photographs.
So what follows is a bit of a fenland fest to feast your eyes upon!
Leaving Bill Fen and its crystal clear waters
Tea shirt and sunglasses weather as we head up High Lode to join the Forty Foot Drain
Passing Lodes End lock
Clear water - we even watched a grebe swimming under water but I needed a polarising lens filter to get a decent shot and needless to say, I didn't have one to hand..
Swans leading the way
And what's this?
The dot on the roof of the shed is a Barn Owl
Sun hats now in evidence
Coming into Benwick
Halfpenny toll bridge Benwick
Being watched as we pass beneath the bridge and take a sharp left hander
I think we have met before.. the pen with her seven cygnets
Wow...wish you were here?
White Fen Farm bridge and all those lovely reflections
Passing Floods Ferry we spy fellow bloggers Diane and Brian's boat, Nb. Harnser on her mooring
This is the very new, very long, very PRIVATE Middle Level Commissioners mooring
.... occupied by a tiny reed cutter and sorry, but given the dearth of moorings on the 100 miles of navigation this seems a bit indulgent!..rant over.
Yarwood moored up with Nb Matilda Rose behind. We were shortly joined by Nb Athemis who breasted up alongside us.