Well since I sent last nights blog we have had a hire boat moor behind us and a small fishing boat go by, so that was 3 yesterday and not 1 as stated. After dinner we wandered into the Ship for a pint and I must keep a good drop of Adnams, served not to cold.
This morning we set off at 10 AM on another dull and this time cold morning. Some of the older houses round these parts are built on peat and have suffered with subsidence as can be seen by their windowsills and lintels.
We passed through Ely and the place was packed with fishermen all along the town moorings and even on the off side at the marina entrance, I don’t know if it was a match but its the last day of the season until next June.
Just beyond Ely they look to be drilling bore holes just behind the flood bank, this is about 100 Mts. back from the river beyond the flood plane. Just as we passed what looked like compressed air started coming out followed by a large gush of water, I think it was expected as the chaps stood well back all the time.
By now the sky was starting to clear a bit and as we arrived at Popes Corner the first thing we noticed is that the old pub, The Fish and Duck has been demolished and the whole site tidied up. We spotted our friends moored on the corner so we pulled along side for a cup of tea and a warm beside their fire. It was handy seeing them as Terry was about to go to Ely Tesco’s in the car and invited Diana along to do a bit of shopping. We carried on on the Old West to just beyond the railway bridge to the EA moorings, there is just enough room to wind a 58ft. boat here, so we turned and moored for the night, Diana walking back to join Terry on a shopping expedition to Ely.