Monday 22 August 2011

Summer into Autumn Canal Boat Cruise

Hi all.

We are leaving our home mooring in Sheffield today to start our summer into autumn canal boat cruise.

We were soon on our way and through Jordan's Lock and puttering our way down the valley towards Rotherham. Every time we pass Jordan's Weir I am minded of the ghost poem here. There is also an amazing story about Narrowboat Copperkins II that happened between Holmes Lock and Ickles Lock that you can read here
We will be gone for about 50 days, so you might not find much on the blog for a while. Our next stop is Eastwood Lock. Eastwood is the first of the Electric hydraulic powered automatic locks.Then we moved along the canal to our favourite place to stay which is Sprotborough Lock. 
Lots of places to go for a walk and plenty of space to run free as a bird. Distance: 19 Miles. Locks: 22
Yip Yap
Poppy and Abbey