Lived on-board Hadar

Daisypath Vacation tickers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Newark to Holme Lock, 21.7 miles 5 locks.

The day started well. Pasties cooking for lunch on the move.


Jo steering Hadar.



Passing the crane boat.


Holme lock, the deepest lock on the River at 12ft drop. It was whilst in this lock that the heavens opened!


Now moored above Holme lock again.

Keith.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Holme Lock to Newark. 21.7 miles 5 locks

Dull day today, definitely cooler than yesterday.
One of the River Trent locks.


Now moored in Newark opposite the castle.


The castle from Trent Bridge.


The other side of the castle wall.


Hadar as seen from the castle.


Newark market place.

Keith.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Nottingham to Holme Lock, 1.6 miles 2 locks.

Meadow Lane lock, taking us off the Nottingham canal and back onto the River Trent.


Trent Bridge.


Approaching Holme lock.


Now moored in Holme lock cut, alongside the National Water Sports Centre.

Keith.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Shardlow to Nottingham, 11.24 miles 5 locks

Hazy start to the morning, but soon cleared.
Onto the River Trent.


Hadar stretching her legs on the Trent.


Entrance to the Beeston Cut.


Onto the Nottingham Canal, the piling on the left is the start of the derelict section of the Nottingham Canal.


Now moored in Nottingham.

Keith.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rageley Boat Stop to Shardlow, 7.3 miles 3 locks

A dull but warmer run today.
A crane.


Swarkestone junction entrance to the derelict Derby canal.


Clock Warehouse, Shardlow.


More warehousing in Shardlow.


Now moored in Shardlow.

Keith.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fradley Visitor Moorings to Ragley Boat Stop, Barrow-on-Trent, 17.3 miles, 11 locks, 7hrs 35mins.

Cold, windy and sunny start this morning, but it warmed up as the day progressed.

Mini lock-side crane.


Passing through Burton-on-Trent.


Passing over the River Dove.


Approaching Stenson lock, unfortunately the boat 2 in front of us had broken one of the 2 bottom paddles, according to the 2 vollies, so it took ages to empty the lock!


Now moored at the Rageley Boat Stop.


We have just has a pint each of Marston's Pedigree and dinner at £4.99 each here!!

Keith.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Taft Wharf to Fradley Visitor Moorings below Junction Lock, Fradley, 9.5 miles 4 locks

Very chilly start this morning, even the mooring lines had frost on them!
I can smell bacon cooking!!


Bacon & eggs rolls for brunch.


Straight on at Fradley junction today.


Now moored on the visitor moorings below Junction lock, Fradley.


Off for a pint at The Swan Inn 😊

Keith.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Long Moll's Bridge to Taft Bridge No.69 near Rugeley. 17.8 miles 14 locks.

Another cracking day. Not many boats at Tixal Wide.


Approaching Haywood junction where we turned right to head for the River Trent.


Now moored at Taft Bridge No.69 on the T&M near Rugeley.

Keith.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Urban Moorings CiC to Long Moll's Bridge, Calf Heath, 9.2 miles, 21 locks.

We said our goodbyes to the Urban Moorings CiC.


Horseley Fields junction.


This may be Wolverhampton top lock.


Jo doing her party piece!


Bottom lock of the 21, and onto the Staffs & Worcs.


Now moored near Long Moll's bridge, Calf Heath.

Keith.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Hawne Basin to Commercial Arm, Horseley Fields, 13.6 miles, 3 lock, 3 tunnels

Not a good start this morning, we needed assistance from Tony on tug Hawne to exit Hawne Basin.


Approaching Gosty Hill tunnel.


Approaching Windmill End junction.


Approaching Netherton tunnel.


My view inside Netherton tunnel.


Approaching Tividale aqueduct.


Approaching Sheepwash junction.


Leaving Albion junction on the Gower branch.


Brades Hall junction.


Coseley tunnel.


My view inside Coseley tunnel.


Taking Horseley Fields junction onto the Wyrley & Essington.


Now moored at the Urban Moorings CIC in Commercial arm, alongside Da Vinci.

Keith.