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... s arranged for Belling to come and repair our oven on Thursday. Quite a performance arranging this but Shireaoks Marina is perfect for access to the boat and having an all important postcode. In Lincoln, an engineer diagnosed the problem so now we hope to get it fixed. We discover the fan has never worked so the oven is overheating - no wonder it cuts out!!
... along the towpath to see what's ahead for us on Monday, towards the (dead) end of the Chesterfield Canal. As promised, this bit of the canal is beautiful.
It's all uphill and the 23 locks, known as the Giant's Staircase are spread out over 3 miles into singles, doubles and trebles which makes it interesting.
Sunday 25th May: Retford Boat Club
(8 miles, 2 locks)
Monday 26th May: Hope Pole Inn, Retford
(4 miles, 1 lock)
Tuesday 27th May: Top of Forest Top Lock, moored in the Reeds
(4 miles, 6 locks)
Moorings are very few and far between on the Chesterfield Canal. Tonight we resorted to tying Y-Knot's stern on a lock mooring and shoving the bow into the reeds. With so ...
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!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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- Fitness/Health center