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Oct 8, 2018 - Holy Moly

We set off this morning and almost immediately had to stop again as there was something around the prop. Turned out to be someones hoodie. So off we go again and get under the first bridge then had to stop and take the wheelhouse down for the second bridge! Off to a good start eh. There were several more low bridges to follow. We are at the end of the very short Cranfleet Canal, near Trent Lock,there are several deviations from the River Trent by the short canal systems. The flood level guage gave us a bit of a shock - can't believe the...

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Oct 7, 2018 - Wheelhouse down

Setting off this morning we encountered the obstacle course of paddleboarders, yachts racing and rowers. That's Sunday morning for you around the Water Sports Centre. Brought back memories of Sydney Harbour !! Once we reached the canal lock we took the wheelhouse apart and had 11 low bridges and 2 locks to go before we moored outside the Sainsbury's shopping centre. Plus a couple of sharp bends and numerous fishing people along the way....

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Oct 6, 2018 - Rain

Today we moved back to the National Water Sports Centre to fill up with water - that's the closest water point to us. It's also the slowest tap we've come across so far!! So we sat for almost 2 hours while it filled! we had quite a lot of rain overnight and it's rained lightly for most of the day. this is a link to a video that Tony took with his gopro camera last week of the white water rafters. https://youtu.be/76cMFrckE2M And this is a phot he took todayof a couple of guys going into the river behind us.

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Oct 5, 2018 - Goose Fair

People have been telling us about the Goose Fair which is on for 4 days this week. The Nottingham Goose Fair is one of the most famous and prestigious fairs in the UK. This much-anticipated annual event takes place over four days in the first week of October at the Forest Recreation Ground. Visitors travel from across Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties to enjoy fairground rides, burgers, hot dogs, candyfloss and to soak up the atmosphere. Interestingly, the Goose Fair started out as a trade event and known, amongst other things, for...

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Oct 4, 2018 - Nottingham

So far we're disappointed in Nottingham. We walked to the castle the other day only to find it closed for the next 2 years for renovation. The caves, which are something I was very interested in seeing, are also closed for 2 years!!! We are moored on the River Trent near the Trent Bridge Cricket ground. The canal runs through town and we're going to attempt to go up it in a couple of days. There are some very low bridges so it could be interesting! ...

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Oct 4, 2018 - Back in business

I'm back on line with a new tablet after the other one died. Just learning all the new things about it-after 5 years with old one things have changed somewhat. We departed Newark and thankfully this large log was out of our way. Wouldn't be very pleasant running into that. We stopped at Farndon for a couple of nights - these boats were across the river from us. This is the first black swan we've seen here and it was swimming around with a white swan and 3 youngsters. Would like to see what colour they turn out to be when they lose...

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Sep 29, 2018 - Dead as a door nail!

My Samsung tablet died the other day so until I get a new one next week I can't upload photos. We left Newark on Tuesday and have stopped at a couple of locks along the way. We're now at Holme lock just before Nottingham. We're moored beside the national water sports centre where there's a white water course and rowing course. Tony took some videos with the gopro so I will probably have a link to that also.

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Aug 14, 2016 - Nottingham by the beach

It was very funny to see that right in the centre of Nottingham the Old Market Square has been converted to a beach with sand and deck chairs. There was also a paddling pool, funfair rides and beach bar, along with live music and entertainment. I didn't think it was very warm but the locals were certainly out and about enjoying it. We also visited a very, very old pub. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham is one of several pubs in England which claim to be the oldest. The pub building rests against Castle Rock upon which Nottingham...

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May 5, 2016 - Journey's End

Having seen 1000 people embarking in Hong Kong, we should have been ready for the organisational chaos of 2000 people disembarking in Southampton...... As before, the majority of issues were caused by Mr and Mrs Ignore-ant, who clearly think that all the prior information about disembarkation procedures is for everyone else, not them, and just do their own thing and then complain when things are not what they expect, and Mr and Mrs Oblivious, of whom there were MANY, who seem to have no idea that stopping a large trolley of their own cases...

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Sep 19, 2015 - Adventure day 17 - Forest game

Up early again this morning - Richard will be here at 7.45am. The 3 of us are going to Nottingham to have a tour of the Forest ground and watch the game against Middlesbrough. We bought a special package a couple of months ago that includes meal, drinks, meeting an ex-player and a quick tour. However due to the fact that Hannah know's the sales manager there - she got us some extra surprises for the day - bless her. So we arrive just before 9.00am - dead easy to find the place and did not take as long as we thought to get there. We were...

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Our European/UK Trip

Sep 8, 2015 - Adventure day 11 - Nottingham

Dave was feeling much better this morning - so we decided that we would good to go. We contacted Richard to let him know we were good to go to Nottingham today. He came over for 9.00am and the 5 of us packed ourselves into the car and headed off (Nottingham is about 1 hour drive). As we got to Edwalton Dave started to get excited - and as entered Spinney Close (this is where Dave and Richard grew up) both Dave and Richard started reminiscing. They picked their house out immediately and the stories started. We walked down the street and they...

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Our European/UK Trip

Sep 6, 2013 - The road to Nottingham

We woke up today to rain, grey skies & colder weather but undaunted we set off to find an airfield which reputably has an original Lancaster Bomber. Armed with our Navman we hit the road and found the airfield at Spillsby past Lincoln. The huge Lancaster was in great condition & Ed was thrilled to be able to see such an important part of his dad's history (he was a navigator on these majestic planes during the war). We drove on after seeing the museum and along the way came across a huge castle and church so we stopped to have a peek. The...

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