This morning was very overcast with very slight drizzle, we were away at half nine hoping the weather would pick up, but to was three before the sun got out and the cloud cleared.
We stopped for water by Upware Lock before heading back down the Cam. As we passed the Fish and Duck they were busy ether loading or unloading a trailer full of rowing boats, as the trailer was full but with nothing tied down I am not sure which. We pulled in at Ely just under downstream of the road bridge for lunch and a trip to “Tesco”.
With Tesco out of the way I did an oil change which was a few hours overdue, we have done more hours this trip than I realised. As we made our way through Ely it was warming up, there were several vacant mooring spots both near The Cutter and the park. The band was going great guns in the band stand and a little further on lots of the cycle floats were out, today most that we saw were wearing lifejackets. The self pumpout in Ely is now working well and the black tank was soon empty and rinsed with 6 buckets of best Ouse river water. The Moorings at Adelaide rail bridge were full, but we don’t fancy that much as its right by the railway and the road. There was space at Diamonds 44 but again right beside the railway line so it was down the Lark to check Tom Holes moorings, unfortunately there were already 2 cruisers there so we continued into Prickwillow where the first moorings were completely empty. So that’s us sorted for the night.