Windy Tidal Trent

Tackling the Tidal Trent on a Windy Day

Having arrived at Fiskerton on Friday night and found the moorings completely empty, we happily claimed a mooring spot. We’d not been up here since we brought Harebell back in August, but it was just as lovely and peaceful as we’d remembered. The weather this morning was not co operating and the sky was overcast,… Read more »


Happy and Healthy at Hatherton Marina.

Today, the morning dawned cold & frosty but fantastically sunny. As has been the case quite a lot over the last few sunny days, my mind turned to boating; I miss my boat- I’m keen to get going, to one day enjoy the relaxation of moving at 4 mph and the next to set ourselves a challenge… Read more »

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    Sowerby Bound & Arriving in the Dark!

    As has been the case on many trips just lately, the desire for an early start was nowhere to be seen, so we lazed in bed for a little longer. We finally left our sunny moorings at 10 am and the boys set to getting Harebell through a few locks whilst I waited for the… Read more »

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    Start of Rochdale Summit Trip

    After arriving at the marina fairly late in the day, we only got as far as Woodnook lock as darkness approached: We tucked on the end of the lock moorings and settled down for the night. As is the case when one moors up at night, there is not a lot of awareness about one’s… Read more »

  • Doncaster Sunset

    21 Miles and 22 Locks

    By our standards these last few trips, we had another early start. We were booked through the Tinsley flight at 8.45/9am and were a good 45 minutes away in the basin. We left at 8am and headed northwards. This time I took a few pictures of the Tyler Wilson boatyard and as we were passing… Read more »

  • Harebell in New Moorings at Lemonroyd Marina.

    Last Day of Our Journey and Harebell’s New Mooring.

    Another sunny day and we pressed on. We were in striking distance of Lemonroyd and were full of discussion about whether to keep going all day and spend the night in our new berth or to stop somewhere on the way and finish the rest of the trip in the morning and head home as… Read more »

  • One of the many bridges on the S&K

    Keeping on Exploring!

    A new stretch of waterway is always a great reason to get up and get going in the morning, and today was no exception. We had yet more lift bridges to do – they were all different- a big learning curve!! Although interesting and different,it makes for quite slow progress and also all the different… Read more »

  • Rough Water on the Trent.

    Tackling the Tidal Trent- Again!

    All geared up for our trip, 6am came around surprisingly quickly. Aware that James and I would be spending at least 5/6 hrs inside the boat with no way to step off, we snuggled in bed for a little longer and let Marcus, at 6.30am sharp, carry on with getting Harebell down to Keadby. We… Read more »