Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Great Ouse - first impressions

So here we are on the Great Ouse on Silt Fen Farm moorings; by Denver Sluice and the very impressive flood relief channel which runs down past Downham Market. This is a lovely peaceful mooring in open countryside with magnificent sunsets in the big open skies.
There is work going on on the opposite bank to increase the flood defenses, but they're not disturbing us and the parked vehicles look rather romantic against the setting sun.
Rather than shift the boats, Lesley and I walked the dogs in to Downham Market . Plenty of opportunity for the dogs to swim as you walk in along the relief channel which turns off, through a lock. just after the sluice.

Downham is a pretty little market town with a butchers and greengrocers amongst the many independant shops. There is also a Morrisons, but it's too far to carry a ton of heavy stuff - although Lesley gave it her best shot as she had family coming for the day. I took pity on her and carried a loaf of bread.

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