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Through Tinsley Locks to Sheffield

Alisha’s doing temp work near Sheffield until the end of June, so we’ve decided to stay there for a few weeks. The Tinsley Flight of 11 small locks has to be traversed to reach Sheffield. It didn’t start raining until we were at the penultimate lock, and the shower was heavy but quick. On arrival in Sheffield’s Victoria Quays there was a rainbow. Continue reading

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Sykehouse Lock to Doncaster in windy weather

Grief, it was windy! It’s difficult to drive a narrowboat when the wind’s strong. Had a bumpy night, with little waves forming on the water and splashing constantly on the hull. Continue reading

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Goodbye Thames, hello Oxford Canal

Boating on the Thames in Autumn has been a wonderful experience. The river has been consistently beautiful and interesting from Brentford to Oxford. At Oxford we left the Thames and entered the Oxford Canal via a lock. Suddenly everything’s much narrower. Continue reading

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Hanwell Flight

Travelled from Brentford to Cowley. It was an exhausting trip to do alone on such a hot day and the worst part was climbing the flight of six locks at Hanwell. Half way through I had to stop for a … Continue reading

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Locks on the Thames

The locks on the Thames are somewhat different to those I’ve used on the canals. In my regular haunts, between Camden, Cowley and Hanwell, there are over 20 miles of canal with no locks and it’s easy to cover a … Continue reading

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