Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Going North again
We left Sheffield this morning after two nights just outside the swing bridge. The moorings were quite secluded and perfectly safe but two nights were enough for us. We had hoped to start down the locks at about 11.30 allowing us time to shop before departure but Derek, the lock keeper, decreed it was to be 9am!!! The run between Sheffield and the top of the Tinsley flight is not particularly salubrious but the area round the locks themselves is much better.
On our free day in Sheffield Geoff had his normal wander around the town and Emma and I took a tram ride out to Meadowhall which is a vast shopping centre out of town.
We had company down the locks which always makes life easier especially since some of the gates are very heavy and stiff.