No, We didn’t meet the man with seven wives!

On our recce in March we had actually measured the width of this lock to determine if it was wide enough for Matilda and it was! However what we hadn’t bargained for was the little kink in the entry to the lock and Matilda got herself stuck – diagonal corners just under the guillotine and unable to reverse! What to do?

Happily a lovely couple and another guy helped by taking ropes and tugging whilst I let water into the lock and so she became free. But what to do next? No moorings.

The couple kindly rang the owner of Jones Boatyard explained our predicament and we were able to moor for the night. Thank you to them and everyone who helped.

Jones Boatyard Marina is to be highly recommended and has excellent, and I mean really excellent, facilities. It’s easy to see why its always full and why they are developing a new marina

So Monday morning we were able to visit Tony’s relative Sheila as planned. We had a lovely visit and Tony was happy to be able to catch up with and swap family news and add to the famly tree.

St Ives itself is a lovely little market town and well worth a visit. It has a traditional market on Mondays and Fridays..



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