Friday 17 May 2013

Friday 17 May 2013 Littleport

We arrived back at the boat a little after 2pm. We had bit of a diversion on the way along the old A47 as a coach full of pensioners had caught fire casing the police to close the A47 just west of the end of the Norwich bypass.

Once on the boat we went upstream through the moorings to wind and then back down to the end of the moorings to load up from the car.

Just after we exited the Little Ouse, turning left along the Great Ouse a Narrowboat came from the Denver direction and followed us all the way to Littleport where we pulled in to moor just ahead of NB Balmaha. As Diana adjusted the front rope to give maximum room to moor for any boat to moor ahead of us the passing Narrowboat called out to ask if we were just going. There would have been room for him ahead but he just kept going.

The afternoon was spent drinking first tea and then wine in NB Balmaha while we discussed their trip across the Wash and caught up with other news since last time we stopped for a proper chat 2 years ago in Peterborough.

As we made our way along the Gt Ouse I light the stove, I know its passed the middle of May but it was only 13° in the boat, now its a pleasant 23°.

Tomorrow we will be heading to Prickwillow as on Sunday the engines will be running at the pump museum and also there will be vintage fire engines on display.

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