Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wednesday 19th June 2013
Back on the water road again today. The weather started off a bit overcast, but at least it wasn't raining.
Setting off we passed under Newark Bridge and alongside the Castle

At Newark Lock we met up with Awesome Wonder and shared the next 3 locks.
Outside Newark is Newark Marina. It seems to be full of plastic, and some of them look like real gin palaces.
Looking back towards Newark you can see the spire of the church rising from the flat landscape.

Just passed Averham Weir we met Tony Wonfor, the chap travelling the country in a very makeshift boat raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. if you haven't heard of his story try here 
he's also on facebook, but I don't do facebook so can't give a link.
I had hoped we'd see him in our travels but hadn't checked lately to see where he was. It was a bit of a shock to see him heading down the river towards us. We flagged him down to have a chat and donate. What a guy!
The weather continued to improve and soon it was baking, lovely, I can stand any amount of this.
We continued along, through Hazelford and Gunthorpe locks, and after taking water and chucking a can above Gunthorpe we've moored up for the night on the Visitor moorings by The Unicorn Hotel.
If anyone's interested this is where we are:

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