We've gone on to water rationing, purely because we want to stay here for a while and we're 5 hours cruising from water, maybe a little less as we'll be running downstream for most of it. I did, however, spot a private water point on the moorings a little way down when we were talking to the gentleman on NB Winifred Beatrice. He follows our blogs and was pleased to see a couple of boats moving. Hello if you are reading this and, if it came to it, is there someone we could contact to ask about water?
We awoke yesterday to a covering of snow and did a circular tour through the town to see what was about, returning via Aldi for some basic supplies - this is the only Aldi for miles although they are building one in Ely.
When you eat as many veg as we do, Aldi is brilliant - so much cheaper. After lunch, Lesley and I set off in the direction of Santon Downham, but we had to turn back due to darkness falling. More Kingfishers, Fallow Deer and Monkjacks. Returning to a snow clad boat without lights, I thought G must have gone out but no; he was out the back watching an otter playing by the lock entrance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mooring ranking out of 10? 15.
|Ponies on the heathland|
|Daisy checks out the sprinkling of white stuff|
|G sweeps the snow from the solar panel|
|Checking out the cray fish pot baited with the gone over Xmas pate - mmmm well the fish seem to like it|
|Lesley Kingfisher watching|
|Time to turn back|
|Idyllic new EA mooring - sadly only the smallest of boats will be able to use it due to the 36ft lock|
|Shame about the sign otherwise this could have been a contender for next year's Xmas card|
|Muttley playing whizz-bangs in the snow - he so loves it|