Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Twenty Pence Marina

Today we ventured down, by water, to Twenty Pence Bridge and their Marina. It's a subject of some sadness to us that some of the local waterside pubs hereabouts have closed in recent years. The pub at Twenty Pence Bridge
apparently closed some ten years ago (after 1996) and the Fish and Duck at Pope's Corner

closed a couple of years ago (c2007) - though there is some hope that it may be rebuilt. But see our blog entry on The Fish and Duck.
(Photos taken from The 1996 Tour)
Note also that turning a narrow boat in the entrance to Twenty Pence Marina is not easy. Twice we've been caught in the weeds attempting a quick U turn. It may be better to nip in to the marina itself and turn there. Either that or have someone at each end of your narrow boat to fend off the bank.
So I offer you - The Lazy Otter! A friendly pub by the side of the A10 between Chittering and Ely. Use it or lose it!
And the 
Stretham ferry marina

[see also later post on this Marina, March 2013]

1 comment:

  1. I note that the marina was sold at auction in November 2012 - for well over the guide price. For more pics of the marina see Geographs at http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/TL4871