Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lots of words today.

It was just as dull on the way back from Boston as on the way down.   Pleased to be done with the whole Witham/Fossdyke/River Trent thing.    The moorings were great when you got there, you just had to get … Continue reading

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Boston

At the end of the Fossdyke.   We spoke to a couple who had come up from Kings Lymm – via the sea.   They had a boatsman with them.    Had to be more interesting than cruising the Fossdykee. … Continue reading

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Lincoln

The cathedral sits on top of the hill overlooking the town and can be seen for miles around.     Its a long walk up Steep Street (well named) to the Cathedral Quarter but worth it when you get there.

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Torksey Lock.

We’re well ahead of schedule so decided to make a side trip down to Boston on the Fossdyke ditch,  drain,  Navigation.  It was built by the Romans, straight line, high sides, no views.   And this goes on for miles. … Continue reading

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Cromwell.

We ended up staying 3 nights at Newark, it was really interesting.    Moved on to Cromwell, for the night.   We walked into the village, it was tiny – just a little village store. We are under the control … Continue reading

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Newark

The River Trent leaving Nottingham is enormous.  Enormous.   Makes the Thames look like a trickle.  It’s not nearly as pretty though, if I had to choose I’d take the Thames any day. Newark is lovely, they’ve worked very hard … Continue reading

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Nottingham: Part 2

Well the guys that we thought were going to give us problems last night didn’t disappoint – but it could have been worse.   They had “dangerous” breed dog that kept having a go at other dogs during the day- … Continue reading

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Nottingham

My initial thoughts were that its a great town.   Really interesting architecture, lots of alleys, nice shopping.   Lots to see and do.  There is a lot of humour in the town.   No Robin Hood or Sheriff though … Continue reading

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Mountsorrel

Moorings are a bit hit and miss on the River Soar, so as it was yet another hot & humid day we saw the mooring at the Mountsorrel Locks and took it.   Town was nice, but no shops to … Continue reading

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Loughborough & Redhill lock.

Overnighted at Loughborough, and for the life of me I can’t remember a thing about it.

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