Friday 10th May 2013
With our lock booked for 10.00 this morning we didn't jump out of bed too early. I decided to get some fuel before leaving here, don't want to be running out on a river.
The first task was to turn Lyra in the basin. With the wind blowing fairly briskly this was always going to be fun. As it turned out she came round fairly easily helped by a lull in the wind. The fuel pump was right next to the lock and I had to stick the bow into the open lock to reach it.
At 10 the lock was opened to the river and we powered out.
From West Stockwith, heading down river to Keadby, the best time to start is slack high tide, so as we entered the river it was quite calm apart from the wind whipping up some small waves.
The trip was uneventful, and we made good time, entering Keadby Lock at 12.00 o'clock.
We pulled up to the services and used all the facilities before moving to the visitor moorings for the night.
Tomorrow we intend to get to Thorne.