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September 10, 2017
by Stuart
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The Narrow Way

Ha! Another Ummagumma reference. The Narrow Way was David Gilmour’s solo bit.  ANYWAY… the point is that I have not yet shared the interior of our home for this adventure. This is the luxurious living and dining area. Here is … Continue reading

September 10, 2017
by Stuart
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Tiller girl

They call her Mellow Yellow. Rae did a hard stint along the Nene-Ouse link towards March. The wind was particularly tricky, but that was most likely because I made lunch. Heinz soup can be so capricious. We’ve both fallen in … Continue reading

September 9, 2017
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Twilight Rae

We’ve moored at Hilgay, down a branch off the Great Ouse called the river Wissey. We can feel the end of our trip approaching; we have to be at Denver Sluice by 11.45 tomorrow. It’s only about an hour from … Continue reading

September 9, 2017
by Stuart
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Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics

If you were hoping for something about rhinos, or wine, then I’ve sold you short, I’m afraid. There is lunacy aplenty, however. The heading is the name of an album by Man, one of my most favourite bands. Man are … Continue reading

September 8, 2017
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Moor fun

Can’t actually remember where this is now. I think Friday evening at Isleham, ┬ájust before we discovered the dog track.

September 8, 2017
by Stuart
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The old man and the sky

Heading back up the Great Ouse, Lucy at the tiller. We’ve just pumped out our waste and taken on fresh water. All is well, despite the anxious moments when we first opened the valve. We got a rare sight soon … Continue reading

September 8, 2017
by Stuart
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Norman is an island

After the Lemon Tree, we made a pilgrimage to Ely Cathedral. It’s a Norman cathedral, built after William’s conquering armies finally defeated Hereward the Wake. Hereward’s fighters defended the Isle of Ely for five years. It actually was an island … Continue reading