After John's knee pre op interview in Lincoln, we finally passed through Newark Town Lock, after waiting since October!
|Leaving Town Lock at last!|
Liana took the car to Nether Lock while I took Annie past the Castle and Marina.
|about to pass under the Newark Bypass|
|Nether Lock is just around the corner|
|Moored above Nether Lock, waiting for Brayford Belle|
The sky was moody, the wind was breezy on the way to Cromwell Lock. We had to get there in time for a 7AM start next day.
|Liana operating Nether Lock. You need a CRT key.|
|leaving Newark Nether Lock - the one near the sewage works :/|
|5 miles to Cromwell Lock - but first, under the A1|
|The Ferryboat pub|
|We like to moor here, above the lock, but had to move.|
After mooring up above the lock, we saw Sean and moved through the lock before he left for the night, so we could leave early and catch the tide. You cannot operate Cromwell Lock yourself, as it is the tidal lock on the Trent: Always talk to the lock keepers!
|entering Cromwell Lock before dusk|
|the pontoon below Cromwell Lock|