Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Ship of the Fens.

Yesterday morning, first bleary peer out of the side hatch,

two Great Crested Grebe chicks, the parent was hiding in the reeds keeping a watchful eye on them. We have been pleasantly surprised by the number of Grebes we have seen on the river.

Lots of young birds about, it's that time of year.
As we headed upstream the Ship of the Fens began to appear above the river banks

and it was soon dominating the skyline.

Surely one of the most impressive sites for a cathedral, towering over the fens and visible for miles.
We managed to wriggle in to the last mooring space by the water point and had a quick wander around the town, planning a full exploration for today. So today we sat and watched the rain run down the portholes. Managed to nip out for the shopping between the prolonged showers. I found another cane fishing rod in the local antique emporium, needs a total refurbishment but I got it for a tenner. So that's next winters project sorted.

Watch this space............

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