Long Post But It'll All Come Out In The Wash.
Geoff & Beryl Smith aboard 'Minimo' were very, very fortunate to have been invited by Angela + Michael Faull
to join Mike & Pat aboard Nuggler and Levick to attempt a bit of cruising on The Wash!
Nuggler & Levick had sedately cruised down the River Nene, via the Northampton Arm '17', Nuggler making it
through Standground to explore the MLN & Gt. Ouse, as well.
'Minimo' set off, too, a bit later.
All three craft arrived, as planned, at Dog-In-A-Doublet Lock on the afternoon of Friday 17th May and
risked life & limb to make the pub there, via the footpath-less road!
Talk about a 'straight line' racetrack!
Drag racing anyone?
Sadly, but sensibly, pilot called a day's delay due to excessive wind speeds forecast for the first day of
the six day 'booked window'.
A second evening in the 'D-I-A-D' pub was the expected silver lining but all three crews were briefly brung
Our advice, wide berth, for now!
Nevertheless, on Saturday the 18th, a forecast of sun and 4mph winds for Sunday 19th, brought a green light
from Pilot and off we pootled down the tidal stretch after locking down.
A couple of shoals carefully avoided <thanks lockie!>, Nuggler leading, it was 'plain sailing' down to
Wisbech on the ebb.
Dead straight sections nearly all the way come to dramatic end at the bend at Wisbech's Town Bridge, where