With the weather still playing silly buggers and sending more water from the skies it is looking more and more likely that we will have to find a Plan B for the bank holiday weekend.
With water levels in the Witham still high and much more rain in the forecast it would be unwise to follow our initial plan of a cruise to Boston with a four hour window on the Wash Estuary. This option would most likely find us stranded on the Witham with no hope of making it back to our home berth. So a Plan B is required.
Although water levels on the Trent will be higher than normal this is by far our safest cruising option. Even with high levels on the river we can lock in and out of Torksey safely. Plan B looks most likely to be another fleeting visit to West Stockwith for the evening before heading back for Burton Waters. This option would give us the chance to have a spare day to sort out the outboard bracket and hopefully mount the outboard and the dinghy to the transom of Naughty-Cal for the first time since we have owned them.
Although this is far from our favoured option for the long weekend it seems sensible given the amounts of heavy rain forecast. West Stockwith is always a great place to visit whatever the weather and a warm welcome and great food are always ensured in the White Hart. So here’s to Plan B.