We then headed back again turning on to the Gt. River Ouse and headed for Denver. Graham has a family funeral to attend tomorrow and Jill and myself have dental appointments in St. Ives so we needed to be somewhere accessible today and tomorrow. On Saturday, with these commitments behind us, we intend to revisit the Wissey and spend a couple of days exploring before moving on to the next tributary, the R. Little Ouse.
We walked the flood bank into Hilgay but as you can see (above) things were a trifle verdant and a mile's walk took a little longer than anticipated.
A break in the vegetation where GOBA have cut the grass at their second mooring along here
Yarwood approaching Hilgay having come under the bypass road.
Back aboard along with the dogs I took station on the tug deck and enjoyed the cruise. The water is crystal clear as you can see above.
Our first sight of the Wissington Sugar Beet factory.
A bit of 1925 industrial heritage in the form of the chimneys
And a bit of 2012 industrial building still in construction
We arrived at the lake by the factory just as the heavens opened so a rather bleak and limited view from inside Yarwood... next week the sun will shine and I will get more attractive photo's of Wissington lake.