Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beautiful Stort

We were all up early this morning and set off from Stanstead Abbotts at around 10.00am. We followed the Lee to where it meets the Stort and then went up the locks. All the locks seemed against us, but with the extra crew and others making the tea, it made life easy. We were very surprised with the Stort. It is a lot more difficult to maneuver as there never seems a straight bit. It is also very narrow in places and we've got to say very beautiful... It goes past lots of old mills which have been turned into offices, pubs or houses. We did stop at one lock and Steve managed to catch his first fish...... We got to Harlow at around 3.00pm and the lads did some more fishing while the girls went Geocaching and did manage to find a couple. We then went over the pub (which was a old mill) and had a great time and a laugh as you can see, before coming back to Derwent6 for coffee.

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