Friday, 31 August 2012

Friday 31st August 2012
Hazelford Lock let us through at just gone 9.30 this morning. We were joined by Ragged Roy, another narrow boat for the journey. he's heading for Torksey so we'll stay together until then.
Our next stop was for Newark Town Lock at Newark on Trent. This is a lovely place, we've been before but would like to stop again. Not so this time, as we want to get home to Leeds, this time it's only a bit of shopping and then off again though Newark Nether Lock, heading for Cromwell Lock.
At Cromwell the moorings are full, so we breasted up to Ragged Roy for the night. He's very kindly lent us his Trent Navigation Charts to photo copy, they look very helpful.
The lock keeper tells us the best time to leave tomorrow is between 10 and 11 o'clock so hopefully we'll get to Torksey in plenty of time to find an overnight mooring.
The Trent around here is lovely (when it isn't raining). In today's sunshine with no wind it was glorious.

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