Trent Bank Path
Clouds already beginning to build as we head back to the boats
Four narrowboats abreast in Cromwell while we wait for a GRP cruiser to join us at the back of the lock
Here we go as the gates start to open revealing out first sight of 'slack water' that will soon turn into the ebb tide that will assist us downstream to Torksey
That's Seyella and Clarence away
And here is Yarwood and What a Lark following them
Seyella and Clarence, we stayed in quite close formation for this stretch
Floyd observing from the tug deck
Torksey turn, we are now heading off of the River Trent on to the Fossdyke Navigation
We have arrived in time to be locked/penned up through Torksey. The tide has to be right to allow us to get over the lock cill. If we had missed this 'window' we would have moored on the pontoons below the lock and waited for the next tide.
All manoeuvring to get in the lock and secured before the lock is filled
And we are away. Seyella and Clarence leading off to find moorings.
All moored up on 72hr moorings that are just the right height for narrowboats again, yippee, the dogs were pleased as well.
We are now of course in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire - home to dykes, drains and ditches - and rotting brassicas! Lovely.ReplyDelete
You cynic Amanda...not a rotting cabbage in sight here, or their smell for that matter. Are you joining us soon?ReplyDelete
Joined you sooner than you thought!!Delete
I do hope so. Break up on Friday. Crick on Sunday. Just waiting for the Logistics and Planning Committee to give me some clues as to where and when. Sounds as if meetings descend in to gin and beer with a touch of Lemoncello fuelled yakking sessions!!ReplyDelete
This would be the influence of you best friend Lisa..the rest of us are Temperance members of course..Delete
No rotting cabbages here but getting close to Norfolk Turnip Toffs.....ReplyDelete
Think our neighbours won't like being described as turnips!Delete