Sunday, 1 May 2016

Pheasant Times

We had a great day yesterday,  starting with a lazy breakfast in Scrummies at Saxilby followed by a steady jaunt to Torksey.  No sooner had we arrived then the lock keeper came over and said that although the tide wasn't while the afternoon he did have enough water to lock us through so we could wait bottom side.

Locking through we were joined by a motor sailer and her rather Motley Crew.  They had bought her at Cleethorpes,  sailed her to Boston and we're now heading to Newark for some much needed and by the looks much overdue TLC.

Whilst waiting for the tide we decided to have a wander to Torksey Caravans and browse the shop. In the end we bought a nice low wattage electric kettle to replace ours which is on borrowed time and had been playing up.

On the way back to the boat we called in at The White Swan for a couple of dinnertime pints before heading back to the boat and getting ready for the off.

With the tide now coming in we let it run in for 15 minutes then off we went onto the Trent.  We had a lovely run down with the river too ourselves but would you believe it the only other boat we saw was at the Lock waiting to go into West Stockwith.

We timed it just right with us and the narrowboat locked up and moored in the basin the heavens opened so it was time for a hot shower and freshen up before heading to the White Hart for a lovely meal. White bait, followed by a pheasant Jalfrezi and finally Baileys cheesecake.


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