Today we are exploring the Chesterfield Canal by dinghy. No idea where we will end up but we are four locks down already!
It is very pretty.
We rattled off the engine service in under three hours yesterday which included everything that could be changed and all of the fluids, as well as cleaning out the engine bay.
After that we had a run into Saxilby where we had a few beers onboard before heading to Spice Mystery where we picked up a take away curry to eat onboard.
A nice way to end a productive day.
Yesterday was a bit of a broken up day. The first leg was from Fiskerton to Newark where we stopped for a bite to eat, to fill the water tank and do a spot of shopping.
Let two was from Newark to Cromwell to meet our tide. We were unexpectedly held up here by over an hour as a lock full of boats from Farndon were coming through.
Eventually we were lowered onto the tidal river and on our way to Dunham Bridge where we had a nice evening in The White Swan.
No rush today as high water at Torksey isn't while 3pm so we can potter around here until then.
We had a lovely morning in Newark yesterday in the sunshine before heading off up river in the rain. We called in at Farndon Marina for a VHF aerial as ours is a bit long for transporting by road . Then had a pint in Knots Bar before heading upstream to Fiskerton and The Bromley where we had a nice evening meal.
The river seems unusually quiet. We were amazed that the pontoon at Fiskerton was empty on a Sunday afternoon!