Friday, 9 July 2010
Return to Keadby
Off at 8 this morning as we had a longish way to go...well for us anyway. Just after Barnby Dun we took the right fork for the Stainforth and Keadby canal. It is a wide canal with long straight stretches. Lovely day but gradually became hotter
The railway follows the canal for a large part of it's length
There is heavy undergrowth along a large part of the banks with little patches mowed clear. I saw them strimming these areas the other day and couldn't work out why........it's for the fishermen!
Just before reaching Keadby there is yet another swing bridge, we have had numerous this morning. On one of them the gate was so stiff Geoff couldn't move it back on his own, so I had to bring Petroc over to the opposite side to try and help....to no avail until I went to the other end of the bridge and pushed from there. All this time a car had been waiting to cross, but he was very good natured about it and we had a good chat when we had eventually closed the bridge.
This closed pub says it all
I watched several boats depart through the lock this afternoon. We are scheduled for a 6am departure.
This was one of the big ships going down the Trent, hope none of them are awake at 6 tomorrow!!