Weston on Trent

The weather changed a little overnight. We awoke to a rather chilly, misty morning. The spiders had had fun during the night, there were webs everywhere! It was so misty that we couldn’t see the cooling towers of Ratcliffe power station that usually dominate the skyline around here. For most of today and part of

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

The lock keeper at Torksey said that high water would be at 12:30, so we should set off at twelve, then push against the rising tide for about an hour. This would give us a bit more time to get to Keadby. The lock at Keadby can only be used for about 5 hours either

Torksey

Yet another day of unbroken sunshine, but this time with a chilly wind to accompany it. We had planned a late cooked breakfast today, but that didn’t work out. On the river the only stopping places are at locks. The first one was too early. The lock keeper at the next lock told us that

Gunthorpe

We are now on the river Trent, the non-tidal part. We left Shardlow at about eight o’clock and shared the locks through to Nottingham with a couple going to watch an England vs South Africa game at Trent Bridge. A stop at Sainsburys to top up the fridge & grocery cupboard and then onto the