|In this view looking forward you can see Flying Pig ahead of us with the mudbank above the water on their left.|
|Here we are out on the tidal River Ouse with Flying Pig ahead and a cruiser coming in from Kings Lynn heading towards Denver.|
|Once Flying Pig had disappeared into the lock it was our turn. The idea is to turn sharp left and come in alongside the tyres on the wall. This time we didn't hit the wall and in two goes we lined up nicely. Phew!!|
|This is the view looking into the lock. The guillotine is coming down to pen Flying Pig in the lock which can only take one boat at a time. We had to stay against the tyres which was easier than it sounds.|
|This bear was holding a salmon by the side of Wells Creek.|
|Between Nordelph and Outwell the Creek crosses an aqueduct over the Main Drain which goes to the sea near Kings Lynn.|
|Upwell is a delightful spot with roads and houses either side of the navigable waterway. We celebrated our tide success with a pint in the Five Bells but we did not eat out as we were trying to empty the fridge before going home.|
|The church moorings at Upwell are beautifully looked after by volunteers and even include herbs for the use of passing boaters. The flowers were still very colourful.|
|This is looking back to the link route as we turned left onto Popham's Eau which runs in a dead straight line for two miles.|
|Look, a boat!! And we're still chasing swans. In two days this was the only other boat we saw moving on these waters apart from three Middle Level weedcutting boats all stopped for lunch by a bridge.|
|These waterways are straight for miles and miles. There were a lot of swans whose behaviour suggested they don't see many boats.|
|This view is taken looking up the link to Horseway Lock. It looked narrow and weedy.|
|There aren't really any moorings along the Sixteen and the Forty Foot. However we managed to make landfall close to Leonard Child's Bridge for the night.|
|After a boisterous day, the winds died and this was the sunset on Monday night.|
Our final stats for this year's cruising are a total of 829 miles and 471 locks which is less than some of our cruising seasons but more than others. Given that we have had a long spell in the flat lands of East Anglia it is not too surprising that the number of locks is markedly less than usual.
We hope you enjoyed our blog postings for 2018 and will follow our travels in 2019.