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Conisborough Viaduct

We leftRotherham and went to Sprotborough, having a rest day yesterday.

Back under the Conisbrough Viaduct - I did some research and found out it has 21 arches, opened in 1909 as part of a connection between the Hull and Barnsley railway and consists of more than 15 million bricks. An aerial ropeway was built to carry men and equipment across the valley during its construction. The railway closed in 1965 and was converted into a cycleway in 2010. It is now part of the Trans Pennine Trail which runs across the country from Southport to Hornsea.

Just after leaving Rotherham we met the Exol Pride. We knew it was on it's way and heard the pilot radio to the CRT crew that he was at the lock nearest to us. As soon as we saw him Tony radioed and let him know our intention to pull over to the side to let the tanker through. I was videoing it and he was so excited that someone had actually used the radio, I'm sure we made his day.

You'll probably have to copy and paste this link to your browser to be able to get to it.

We got to Doncaster and were lucky there was just one space left for us to moor right at the water point which was where we wanted to be. We filled up the water tank and then Tony scrubbed and hosed down the outside of the boat while I vacuumed and mopped the floors inside.

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