Nb. Clarence missed the moorings and were obliged to drop down through Holme lock. There they moored up and returned to a very crowded Seyella, - we were all aboard, - for tea and doughnuts.
Moored at Holme...eventually.
Canoe slalom/rapids course?Holme Pierrepoint is the National Watersports Centre and we were moored adjacent to the park so ideal for a we wander with the dogs.
The rowing lake
All hands to the tiller on WaL
We were 'booked' to go through Holme lock at 10am and all three boats were there on time but a single boat had gone through moments before so we had to wait for the lockie to refill the lock for us.
Seyella secured to Yarwood
The boats have to be secured fore and aft in the locks. There are vertical cables inset in the lock sides and you pass your line behind the cable and hold on while the lock empties or fills. Mags on Nb. Seyella is not so confident on her feet so we have been sharing the task. Seyella pulls alongside Yarwood and I secure Mags line to Yarwood and then secure Yarwood's line to the lock cables.
Lisa takes the tiller aboard What a Lark
All in Gunthorpe Lock
Mags doing her bit from a safe position
Leader of the pack..
Wednesday was a lovely day to cruise and we saw the Trent in the best possible light
Passing under Gunthorpe bridge, the first vehicle bridge since Nottingham
Moored below Hazelford Lock
Once safely moored up seven of us plus dogs went off for a walk to the nearest village, Beasley. In Beasley we found a quaint little Public House and enjoyed a pint or a glass of vino before walking back along the river path to the boats.
The following morning it was cold and windy again for our push into Newark where we plan to stay a couple of days before tackling the tidal Trent.
Approaching Newark Town Lock and holding off for an ascending boat
Nb. Clarence below the former Trent Navigation Company warehouse
Out of the lock, Seyella takes the lead towards the town moorings.
Nb. Seyella below Newark Castle ruins
Approaching Newark Town bridge
The Castle again...nice oriele windows
Moored up and ready to explore the Town