Thursday, 23 March 2017

Yelvertoft Marina

Just a short post today. Having spent yesterday with the hatches battened down due to wind and rain, it was nice to see the sun this morning. We had two options today, either moor near the Marina at a favoured spot by bridge 22, allowing the crew to collect the car for a trip home, or get back on our berth and plug into shore power for the weekend. The latter won. The trip was an uneventful but pleasant cruise through the Northamptonshire countryside, until we turned into the Marina. The wind had gradually been picking up, and by the time we turned in, it prevented the bow from turning and we were in danger of being blown broadside against the boats on the end Pontoon. Seeing this impending danger, a quick burst of reverse was required to allow for another run in, this time under much more power than previously. Our second attempt at re-entry was successful. Me and four legs now have a lazy long weekend to look forward to.
  • Totals 3 Miles
  • Running total 25 Miles 2 Locks

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