Thursday, 3 February 2011

Timelapse: Bishop's Stortford to Dobb's Weir

The next instalment of our summer 2010 cruise timelapse film shows us travelling at high speed from Bishop's Stortford all the way down the Stort, and onto the Lee Navigation for a short distance down to Dobb's Weir. Here we tied up outside the Fish and Eels pub for beer and a meal. The food was good, but the pub had a noisy fan and there was a noisy gravel works opposite, so after we'd eaten we moved on downstream a couple of hundred yards for a quieter night.

Things to spot:

  • Stansted Express train passing over bridge as we approach (1.25)

  • stopping for David, Penny and Fergus at Sawbridgeworth (1.46), and then stopping for a fryup at the café (yes, we overshot, then winded, and had to reverse and wind again to resume our journey) (2.22)

  • boathook left jabbed into grass by side of lock (2.49) (I realised later that it had been left behind, and cycled back for it to find it had gone.  I suspected that the crew of another boat had taken it, so I carried on cycling.  I eventually caught up with the boat which had "rescued" the boathook, asked for it back, and cycled miles back to Willow with it.  Boats go very fast when you're chasing them!)

  • Rye House Junction (5.50)

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