A very quiet three days. M had to go home for two nights and left R in Lincoln with MM. M found a very easy way back by taking the train to Peterborough from where the Thameslink trains originate. They go straight through London to Redhill so it was a one change journey - couldn't have been easier or quicker.
R was left with the problem of a dwindling diesel tank and a rather full poo tank. The marina in Brayford Pool is full of expensive cruisers but it is a bit lacking in facilities. No diesel, no pumpout and, as we already found out, no visitors' moorings in the Pool.
We had noticed a C&RT sanitary station on the way into the city, so R took MM back there, only to find that the pumpout facility was not working! The only option was to take MM two miles further back up the Fossdyke to Burton Waters Marina, which has full facilities.
The marina is more like a town on the water with lodges and houses, most of whom have their own mooring outside. While there were many "town houses", there were also many larger properties - and lots of large cruisers. The marina is huge!
After our weedy trials on the Erewash(out), R was amused to see that the marina had its own solution to the weed problem in the form of a purpose built weed cutter and picker-upper. The skipper was a pleasant chap - he could make a fortune on the WeedyWash!
Trip: 267 miles, 132 locks and 150.2 hours.