Tag Archives: Locks

Selling up, moving on.

We’ve always taken the “soft option” when we’ve left the boat and tucked her up in a marina.   I know in my head that it would be fine to leave it on the side of the canal, but I … Continue reading

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

We are now at the highest elevation we will take the boat to, and we’ve also been as far north as we are going.  Up until today we were heading south again.  However the canal gods had a different plan for us.   … Continue reading

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Thankfully it wasn’t us!

And here’s the URL if you want to read about it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2772019/Oops-The-moment-80-000-rented-narrowboat-started-sink-getting-wedged-lock.html

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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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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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