|Approaching St Ives Lock|
|The ancient bridge in St Ives|
|Hemingford Grey church overlooks the river|
In the very hot sun we took Densie through St Ives to moor at her new home in Hartford Marina, Huntingdon. Our guidebook considers this section of the Great Ouse to be the best on the river. In our view it is difficult to argue with this assessment in that both the riverside settlements of St Ives and Hemingford Grey are very attractive and interesting places and the meandering river passing through the countryside provides some beautiful views unimpeded by the embankments of the fens.
So we end a wonderful journey with no further major trips planned for this year.
Today: 6.78 miles 3 locks, 3 hours 30 minutes travelling
Totals for journey:
53 days away, 152.3 hours travelling, 289.37 miles, 159 locks, 2 lift bridges