Friday, 12 September 2014

We wondered why .....

I am of course paraphrasing the marvellous Mr Curtis Stigers ...

Yesterday we made it onto new waters. The River Wissey. I went into a Tweet frenzy as we went down. The guide says turn onto lake .... Stunning!






A hazard at the first bridge but thegn moved very quickly to let us through and were all so cheerfu







 And then three lots of  lovely  GOBA moorings ahead.... More of these later. We'd heard that  there was a building site next to the moorings at Hilgay so weren't disappointed to find they looked less than attractive. On we went.

The next feature is the infamous sugar beet factory. It is HUGE
















And then ... Instructions are .. Turn left onto the lake .....












And it went on and on ..... 

The end of the navigation, for us, is just past the last mooring opportunity at a caravan park. We had already decided NFU .. not for us as we went past.






And ready to turn













So, what had we wondered... We had wondered why so many boaters went up and down the Wissey and now we know why.  The lack of mooring opportunities.
We stopped at Hilgay for a quick run to the butcher/store and we carried on to the fab GOBA moorings we passed early on. Still empty. HOORAH.

Not 20 minutes after we moored another boat pitched up and ... Of course .... Ignored ALL the empty moorings and moored 3 feet from our bow ...