This dutch barge was just moving off the water as we snuck up behind him.
What a Lark waiting for us to vacate the water point.
We were stopping off at Burton Waters Marina for fuel and as we approached the marina the entrance was made clear to us by a GRP shooting out under our bow. Ah there it is thought Joe as he slammed Yarwood into reverse...or something like that perhaps.. The first plastic was soon followed by his plastic mate who again gave no warning hoot as he pulled out but Joe was ready and although I could see 'ramming speed' flash across his expression we made the turn in without destroying either boat.
Helpful staff as we fill the generator tank. 75p per litre self declaration.
This looks a very nice marina complex with housing all around and attractively set out moorings,
Sadly the fuel pontoon is designed for higher sided plastic cruisers so Yarwood's newly painted bow flare/side paid the price
We had just finished fuelling when What a Lark arrived to do the same.
On the way out Joe demonstrated the use of the horn to warn other boaters
Turned towards Lincoln we pass the Pyewipe Inn (Pyewipe = Peewit, Lapwing) and the Dutch barge again that had preceeded Wal along the cut.
Foss Dyke into Lincoln
On the approach to Lincoln there are extensive residential moorings and a real variety of craft both in style and condition.
Rafted up together, Yarwood and WaL almost under the flyover on the Brayford Trust visitor moorings.
We were met by Geoff as we approached and he assisted us to get moored up before WaL arrived and rafted up with us. Clarence is just behind and Seyella a little further back. Our £10 a night charge for mooring includes hook-up (shore power) so as I type the washing machine is working through its fourth wash load and I an eying up the dogs beds for a little freshen next.