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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Monday, 30 May 2011

Lock Marathon

Kiveton Park to Manton
It's amazing what having a couple of extra crew does!
The weather was cloudy with some showers, it wasn't an early start, about 9.45am. So we set off, with good teamwork, working padlocks, paddles, lockgates and setting the locks ahead. We only passed 3 boats all day, 2 of those were locking up together.
Canal cottages at Turnerwood

We had a break at Turnerwood where there was a little kiosk selling delicious ice creams.
Mr Swan warning us to keep away from Mrs Swan and her nest.

Then back into our routine and down to Worksop where we stopped at the Lock keeper pub, making a quick dash to Sainsbury's for milk, then Hot Dogs for lunch, rather late, about 4pm.
One of the sets of treble locks
Instruction boards to make sure there are no mistakes
We moved off again and moored at Manton about 6.30pm.
Looking back up the locks
Time for a rest
We've wound a lot of these today
We had only covered about 8 miles but had worked 34 locks. So a marathon 42 lock miles in about 7 hours.  Well done girls.

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