Category Archives: On the River Trent

Navigating the tidal section of the River Trent

The Trent is a long river and you have to do the tidal section in two stages. The first day we went through the lock at Cromwell Lock, drove for a few hours then stayed at the floating moorings outside Torksey Lock. Next morning at 6.15am, just before dawn, we left Torksey and headed north. I love driving in the dark, whether it’s in the early morning or late at night, and the lights of the power station opposite looked quite dramatic in the dark. Continue reading

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Is it a cruiser? Is it a narrowboat?

Not quite sure how to categorise this little boat, but I love it. The owner has the cheery smile of a man who knows his unusual boat has just brightened someone’s day. Continue reading

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Boats that make me smile

Some boats make me envious – wide beam barges with bright shiny paintwork; some boats impress – beautiful old wooden cruisers, and some boats really make me smile. Continue reading

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