Curdworth

A long day today. We were out of bed by 6:20 and on the move before dawn at 6:35. The weather forecast wasn’t good, but it wasn’t raining so we thought we’d get going while it was dry. I was glad we had got across the Trent yesterday as this morning it was in the

Alrewas

Between Wychnor and Alrewas the Trent & Mersey canal crosses the river Trent “on the level”, i.e. the two join and follow the same course for a few hundred yards. After a few days of heavy rain this stretch is prone to flooding. The weather forecast was warning of severe rain for today and tomorrow,

Branston

Woke up to a complete change in the weather, cloudy and grey. It stayed overcast until 2:15 when it started to rain. Several boaters we spoke to said that really heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow, so we pressed on until just after 4:00 then stopped for the night. Yesterday Heddi hurt her back while

Shardlow

We awoke this morning to sunshine and a clear blue sky. The moorings outside County Hall in Nottingham are excellent. There’s lots of room and they’re free. The whole of the riverside area is well maintained and an excellent resource for the locals and visiting boaters. Other city councils should take note (Yes Worcester I’m

Nottingham

We are now moored on the Trent in Nottingham just a few yards from Trent Bridge Cricket ground. Today has been cold and wet. Mostly drizzly rain, but standing out in it for over over 7 hours wasn’t particularly pleasant! The Trent has lots of bird life. Today we have seen ducks (tufted & mallard),

Newark on Trent

A long, cold, wet day today. We locked out onto the river at 8:00. This was just as the tide was rising, the idea being that this would push us up river all the way to Cromwell, so avoiding the overnight stop at Torksey. Well it certainly pushed us! At times we were doing just

Keadby Lock

A lazy day today. We are booked in with the Keadby lock keeper for tomorrow’s 8:00am tide. So we only had about 4 hours cruising to do. A bright, sunny day, but with a coldish wind, though not as windy as yesterday. I think it must always be windy here as there a lot of

Thorne

Wind, wind and more wind! We have been battling a gale most of today. The day started OK, bright and sunny. We did three loads of washing whilst connected to the water point, then set off about 9:00. I called the Keadby lockie who said that we would need to be there by 7:00am tomorrow

Whitley Lock

After a wonderful weekend at the wedding we set off back for home. The Naburn lock keeper told us to be there at 9:30 so we left York at about 7:45. He warned us that, because it was a high spring tide, it would be fast, and getting into Selby lock might be tricky. We