Friday, 23 August 2013

Hilgay R. Wissey Fri 23 Aug 2013

We left the moorings a few minutes after 4 pm. The river was quite busy, we met 3 boats and were overtaken by one. Out on the Gt Ouse we headed downstream, under Hilgay Bridge passed the completely empty EA moorings which was a surprise, the moorings at The Ship had been full with cruisers breasted up. Next it was under the railway bridge and then right up the river Wissey. Our plan was to go to Hilgay and see if A. we could get a mooring and B. if the Rose and Crown were doing food. If we failed on ether of these points we would head back down stream to the GOBA moorings for a BBQ. When we arrived at Hilgay the moorings were empty and the pub was doing food so that sealed the deal. We moored up just passed the old road bridge at about 1815hrs. and went to the pub for dinner.
We timed our visit just right as they had just put a fresh barrel of Doombar on and we waited while they drew it through to the pump.

We can hear the traffic on the new bridge but hopefully it will not be to bad. Another plus is that its a BT Hotspot.

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