Sunday, 11 April 2010

Cambridge to Earith

Passed our usual mooring at 06:30 after turning around and reached Baits Bite Lock at 07:00. You can tell it’s been a while since we’ve been through a lock as it seemed to take ages to get through. We hit Clayhithe at 07:40 and 08:12 saw us leaving Bottisham Lock. A fair old chug along the Cam saw us hitting Pope’s Corner and joining the Great Ouse at 09:45 and leaving the Cam. Got to the Lazy Otter at 10:30, passing a swan’s nest on our right, just around the corner after the dry dock, 5 minutes or so later we were under the A10. We passed 20 pence Marina at 11:00 where there were a couple of wooden wrecked boats - one half in the water and the other sitting on the bank, surrounded by undergrowth.

At about midday we passed Frog Hall, 12:30 saw us parallel the B1050 and we left the Hermitage Lock into Earith at 13:00. After a magnificent carvery at The Riverside Hotel and Restaurant (Yummy!) a little rest was required.