• The Wash Sunday 23 April St George's Day & Shakespeares birthday Part 1

    The Wash Sunday 23 April St George’s Day & Shakespeares birthday Part 1

    Left Mooring at 5.55am to sail 1 km to lock gate mooring. Boston Stump at 6.00am Gates due to open around 6.30am when the level of the sea and River Witham are exactly the same. There is a window of […]

     
  • From Lincoln to Boston 17 - 20 April 2017 A very tranquil few days

    From Lincoln to Boston 17 – 20 April 2017 A very tranquil few days

    We looked back at Lincoln Cathedral illuminated at night, from our first mooring at Washingborough where the disused railway runs alongside the river and is used by many cyclists and walkers. Washingborough is a pretty commuter village with Church and […]

     
  • Lincoln and the Glory Hole Easter Sunday 16 April

    Lincoln and the Glory Hole Easter Sunday 16 April

    The canal bank approaching Lincoln is lined with old boats, sheds and cars before the visitor moorings alongside the university, which has more development under way. Brayford Pool is lined with restaurant chains – not particularly appealing but you encounter […]

     
  • From Newark to Saxilby Good Friday & Easter Saturday 14 & 15 April 2017

    From Newark to Saxilby Good Friday & Easter Saturday 14 & 15 April 2017

    An uneventful passage through Nether Lock at Newark followed by a flotilla of cruisers all keen to overtake on our way towards the renowned Cromwell Lock. We had to moor up and wait for the tide so we filled up […]

     
  • Newark to Sawley and beyond April 3-10

    Newark to Sawley and beyond April 3-10

    Our first cruise of 2017 in fantastic weather. Left Kings Marina with friends John & Hilary aboard for the first leg of our journey. Today was the first day that the volunteer lock keepers were on duty and  once we […]

     
  • Evening 5 April 2017

    We have just spent a lovely evening at the Waters Edge, Nottingham in the company of Mick and Teresa aboard Midday.  They claim to be novices at boating but have traffic management experience!  Hope they enjoy their boating experience as much […]

     
  • Nottingham 5 April

      We reached Nottingham yesterday (Matilda is moored up close to Sainsburys on Castle Boulevard close to the Marina) after two lovely cruising days from Newark with the help of friends Hilary & John. Overnight on Monday was spent just […]

     
 

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