Thursday, 6 October 2011

Short Trip to Dobsons Wharf

The boat is due out today for blacking and a few bits and bobs. The work is to be done by JD Narrowboats at Dobsons Wharf Shardlow. This meant an early start so I could be on the move by 7:30. 
Here is a photo of the New Long Horse Bridge on the Trent Navigation near Shardlow Marina.
This short trip was my first single handed journey so I include for posterity a photo of my first single handed lock

This is Derwent Mouth Lock at the start of the Trent & Mersey.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Day out to Kegworth

It may be the last sunny day before winter so we took Jans sister Kate with us for a day trip to Kegworth. There is a nice spot just upstream of Kegworth Deep Lock, next to the weir. All in all a great day! Chicken salad washed down with a couple of bottles of chilled rose. Please note today was the first time I managed to get the boat back into its mooring bay in one go!