Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday 25th September
Sheffield at last. The day started with a phone call from the Tinsley Flight lock keeper checking we were ready to move to Holmes lock where he would meet us for the ascent.
Arriving at the lock we moored up to wait for the keeper and the other boat to arrive.
About 11 o'clock 'Dun Reet' arrived and we started through the lock. Jorden's lock next, close by is the largest weir on the Don. We then reach the bottom lock of Tinsley Flight and the ascent starts in earnest. The keeper has prepared most of the locks for us in advance, and while some of the gates are very heavy the climb goes quite smoothly.
When we reached the basin it took us a bit of time to find a mooring, but all is well now, we've even got electricity. Derek and Gail are planning to visit us tomorrow night so we look forward to that.

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