Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Beating the rain back to Strawberry Island

Mon 2 May Swinton back to Strawberry Island

Threatening clouds encouraged us to set off in a following breeze.
our overnight mooring below Swinton Lock

Annie moored outside LIDL

We moored at LIDL, where Liana had some good conversations with customers who were very interested to see boaters stopping to shop there. Between the two Mexborough locks we passed pretty gardens, then rejoined the SIBC boats as they set off.
Mexborough waterside

Mexborough gardens

Kayakers at the Earth Centre, an activity park

Conisbrough Castle. Sadly, there were no moorings

Conisbrough viaduct
Flotsam collected where the River Don leaves to the left as we approach Doncaster Town Lock

Annie and Rioja in the lock

Little Shifta could shift!
It was a good job we moored before lunch, as it teemed down later! Kind member Bob Brackenbury (SIBC President)  helped us get the modern electricity system working, so Annie's batteries would remain charged during our absence.
Back home, followed by sailing at Hykeham, Lincoln, tomorrow, as the new season begins. What it is to be retired! :)

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