After servicing the boat we continued up stream to a likely winding (turning) point and headed back to the Great Ouse where I disembarked with dogs and picked up Graham's car for the car-shuffle to Prickwillow on the R. Lark; we were heading to Judes Ferry, the end of the navigation on the River Lark.
Judes Ferry public house
Wb. Avalon and Nb's Matilda Rose and Yarwood on the pub moorings at Judes Ferry
There had been some discussion about whether we could turn the boats at Judes Ferry and the advice was not to go but a call to the Landlord confirmed that we could turn and there were moorings available. Matilda Rose winded using the slipway as a winding hole and backed on to the mooring, Yarwood followed suit and no sooner had we tied up than Kev and Debbie arrived in wide beam Avalon and breasted up.
Enjoying a meal together in the pub restaurant
L-R Jill, Kev, Me, Joe, Debbie and Graham
Sunday Morning having walked the dogs I arrived back to find Avalon had slipped away leaving Yarwood and Matilda Rose alone
Look how clear the water is...you can clearly see the rudder and the skeg that secures the bottom of the rudder
The lovely River Lark... clear water teeming with fish. I spotted a kingfisher and a brown trout along this stretch
Yarwood moored at Isleham lock landing..MR approaching
Both boats in the lock but I had gone up onto the bridge to check something
Lock landing or paint dock?
Yarwood moored at Tom Holt EA moorings at the bottom of the R. Lark
We made our way back down stream through Prickwillow to the last EA moorings on the Lark. Matilda Rose stopped for water in Prickwillow and then joined us and breasted up alongside. Today we are heading into Ely to meet my nephew Jack who is travelling from Essex by train for the first time and joining us for a week's cruising.