Ewn Ha Cul poses with the stars of track & rail

Last Saturday we finally left Peterborough. We had only intended to stay a few days but were seduced by the amazing entertainment into hanging around for nearly a fortnight! We moved a few miles up river to Ferry Meadows – a lovely park with moorings.

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Here we got together with Jo and Dave from Panacea and were also visited by Anne from Fenland Fox (minus her boat). I don’t think we’ve been so sociable since we parted ways with the Aston Marina crowd at Manchester. Much cake was consumed and then we had a walk to try (vainly I’m afraid) to exercise some of those calories away.

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This spectacular sculpture, called Sentinel,was carved by artist Jason Thomson from the trunk of a large Elm tree killed by Dutch Elm Disease.

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Jo shows her playful side astride the wooden sculpture of a duck. Not sure if she’s saying Yee Ha! or Ooh me back!

On Sunday we waved goodbye to Jo and Dave …

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…and moved on to Wansford Station on the Nene Valley Railway where, much to our delight, we found ourselves in the middle of a Steam Gala. We were moored in a spot right under the railway bridge with a brilliant view of the trains. I make no apology for the steam train porn that follows!

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Ewn Ha Cul Posing with Thomas the Tank Engine!

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Trains4Another spectacular show on one of the most fortuitous moorings we’ve ever had I reckon!

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Oh, and I forgot to mention that a plane kept flying overhead and dropping out parachutists – there were dozens of the buggers!

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