Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Sunday, 29 May 2011


We have had a busy week since my last post, covering a few hundred car miles and quite a few lock miles.
On Monday afternoon we reached Shireoaks Marina after repeated warnings not to stop in Worksop. Here we were advised by one of the long-term moorers that we could safely and legitimately? leave Tacet on the reserved moorings where the usual occupant was away. We were going to return to Sussex for a few days. So that is what we did. We had a hire car arranged for Wednesday morning.
So on Tuesday we walked the 2 miles back into Worksop, the weather was lovely and warm with a bit of a breeze still. We had a look round and lunch in a cafe, good traditional home cooked food. Then we were ready for the walk back.
Once back there was time for a little more painting, polishing, and packing to go away.
Jumble helping to clean out the cupboard.
Think I'll stay here.
Shireoaks Marina has been cut out of part of the old coal mine site. The colliery was working here 'til 1990, the spoil heap is now planted up with trees providing good dog walking areas with concrete pillars to show where mineshafts are. 

The village has row of mine-workers cottages and the church has a miner's lamp hanging over the pulpit.
There is a station here too.
Looking back along track to Worksop
A nice little village.
Ian and Karen

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