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

Wow, we must have done something to please the weather gods! It’s been a really gorgeous, warm sunny day. Ideal boating weather. We started by working through Bramwith lock. This can accommodate boats up to 200ft long! But it’s divided into sections with several sets of gates, so we only used a small section. Unlike

Near Bramwith Lock

Today started off with a bit of excitement, within about half a mile we came upon Vazon Sliding Railway Bridge. Apparently the only one left in the world. The railway line crosses the canal just a few feet above water level. When a boat needs to pass the whole bridge slides out sideways. It’s quite

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