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Horncastle is the antique Mecca of Lincolnshire. So I researched and found out about parking (mostly free) and where the Horncastle Antique Centre was. An hour later we arrived and parked right next to the entrance. There are three levels of antiques, but we are looking for silver teapots or quirky wooden items. None to be seen but the antique furniture is very reasonable. Walked down the street to another store, admiring a reconstituted stone/ marble bust of ...
Thursday 22nd May: Lincoln to Torksey
(11 miles, 1 lock)
After a hearty breakfast at a student's union Bar in Lincoln Basin, we cruised back to Torksey along the Fossdyke and Witham, it's a straight and peaceful run on the Canal. Tomorrow we face our 2nd tidal journey on the River Trent.
We go through the lock and stay overnight on the holding pontoon, ready to go with the tide tomorrow morning to West Stockwith (entrance to the Chesterfield Canal).
... behind. Two other boats appeared from behind and overtook as they had more powerful engines.
The tide was visibly low, then started to rise a short while before we reached Torksey and we could feel the water coming towards us. Compared to the choppy waters of the Thames, this was a very calm journey, but the risk of getting stuck in the shallows was nerve-racking!
Today we visited The Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. It was built in 1824 and it was where the poor and needy went as an absolute last resort. It was run pretty much like a prison and conditions there were very hard, basically to encourage people not to want to go there. Men, women and children all lived and worked in the Workhouse, even the old and infirm ...
... steak and ale pie, yum!). We spent some time walking around and the walled kitchen garden and greenhouse are huge, covering over 4 acres, with the greenhouse being 450 feet (150 m) long. They grow lots of heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables, including 125 types of rhubarb. It's an awesome garden and hard to believe it was first started in 1772. Our last trip for the day was a visit to the 26th Doncaster cub scouts. We had ...
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