Saturday, 15 June 2013

This rigged sailer was moored at Keadby. I wonder how often she sails. At least there are sails there ready to use.
This morning the lockie came around checking the boats were ready for the passage. The lock gates were open and the bridge was swung at 09.00. There were three of us who were all heading for Torksey and we crowded into the lock.
When the gates were opened I followed the other two boats out onto the river. The incoming tide was looking fairly sluggish as we headed south under Keadby bridge and then the M180.
It was interesting watching the two boats ahead of us, Rioja and Midnight Express, they were obviously friends and travelled along side by side down the river. Keeping straight seemed to be a problem for them as they weaved around a bit.
The passage took us about 4 1/2 hours and apart from a couple of short showers and the wind making the water a bit lumpy, it was an easy trip.

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