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Sep 21, 2018 - Dead Body!!!!

A walk into the village of Cromwell saw us looking around the Church As we were walking out of the gate there was a lady just about to get into her car - she asked us if we had enjoyed looking around and if we would like to look inside the Church as she had a key. So, of course we said yes. She is very involved in everything happening in the Church and knew a lot of the history. So we were talking for some time. The first Rector of the Church was recorded in 1276. We stayed 2 nights at Cromwell Lock as the wind has been very strong...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Cromwell

We had a lay day yesterday at Keadby - the wind was blowing quite strongly and pushing the small tide away. So to get a tide deep enough to travel safely with made it too late in the day to get through Cromwell Lock before dark and the Lock keeper would have gone home. We set off this morning just before 8.30am and had to battle the wind at times but 4 hours later saw us reach Cromwell Lock and in we went. It's rather like sitting at anchor in the catamarran at the moment - quite windy and choppy, but we're tied up safely to the wall and...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Saxilby

Saxilby History Group have produced a very informative brochure with all the historic spots to visit on a walk around the town. Boats in Viking times used to sail on the Fossdike - what a sight that would have been. This house has holes in the eaves at the end of the house and are for pidgeons to roost - they were a pparently a ready meal when needed!! The Church of St. Botolph - a stone building has stood on the site for over 900 years. This is a list of Parish Priests that have served since 1209. This is a 14th century...

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Sep 15, 2018 - Cathedral

You'd think we'd be all churched out - but no, each one is different and all so steeped in history. We climbed the very steep hill yet again (4 days in a row!) to reach the Cathedral which was free today as it is Heritage weekend and some tourist attractions have free entry for the day. Their library was open and they had a couple of medieval manuscripts on display, so I was in my element. A bit disappointed I couldn't take photos. Then it was back to the boat, have lunch and prepare to depart Lincoln. A lovely few days. This...

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Sep 14, 2018 - Museum

Another free entry Museum - The Museum of Lancashire Life. An excellent place bringing back lots of memories of "the old days"!!!!! Who remembers these - used to love having a ride - it was the first thing I would head for when we went to the park. Maybe only the UK readers will know of them - don't know if they were around in Australia?? There was all sorts of memorobilia, stuff our parents used which doesn't seem that long ago!! The very first tank was designed and built in Lincoln. A very lucrative business during the war years. ...

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Sep 13, 2018 - The Castle

We spent a good few hours wandering around the castle and it's walls today. We took advantage of the audio whatsit that told us all about the occurences over the years. Even saw the Magna Carta which is on display (one of the 4 remaining original copies) It was surprisingly very small - one expects a large legal document, but no. Photography was forbidden so couldn't get a pic. This prison Chapel was interesting and unique. It was copied at Port Arthur, Tasmania - supposedly the only 2 of it's kind. You can just see the bow of...

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Sep 12, 2018 - Things that go bump in the night

We were lying in bed around 10.30 last night whem suddenly the mooring lines started groaning and the boat moved, then there was a bang so we thought a stink boat must have come roaring past us. It wasn't another boat though - Tony jumped up and grabbed the torch as did the guy in the narrow boat behind us. There is what is called "a tidal bore" known as "The Aegir" which happens between Keadby and Torksey. It's a tidal wave of anything between a few inches and five feet high and breaking along the riverbanks. Usually normally seen on...

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Sep 11, 2018 - O 2 early!!!

Awake at 5am and ready to leave when the Lock Keeper came knocking on the door at 6am!! Out of the lock at 6.30 and had a good ride upriver with the tide. 29 miles in 3 1/2 hours. The tide was just about to turn when we reached our destination. Not much of interest on the river so took a pic of the power station!! Once we had visited the lock keeper to announce our arrival and arrange for passage through the lock tomorrow, we went for a walk into the "village" - what was once a huge place the size of Nottingham in the time of the Romans...

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Aug 15, 2017 - Lincoln

Two trains and not lost! Made it to Lincoln where Colin and Beverley picked us up. Lovely house and garden and off to see Aunty Doll vehicle insoired this trip. Went to Lincoln Castle and walked the grounds. Lovely day not too warm. Another spectacular day of memories on our trip

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KayJen Summer 2017

Jun 1, 2017 - Part 2

Today we visited a windmill and were very lucky to find someone there as they usually only open and demonstrate on Sunday afternoons which we didn't know until we arrived. So were shown around with another family. It's run by volunteers who are very knowledgeable and we spent a great hour - Tony soaking up all the doings of the machinery etc. Its the only one of it's kind - 5 sails that turns clockwise. Something else you can Google if you're interested. We then went to Lincoln and had a wander around. Lots of people about - it's school...

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Jun 1, 2017 - The Ministry of Crap Design

Some years ago Ben Elton had a comedy sketch where he suggested that the design of English products was so bad that it couldn't possibly have occurred by accident. It had to by direct intervention by a secret government ministry, The Ministry of Crap Design (MCD). In the last few months the UK has developed and issued a new £ 1 (one pound) coin. It has a number of unique design characteristics. Some are listed below: 12-sided – its distinctive shape makes it instantly recognisable, even by touch. Latent image – it has an image like a...

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Sep 9, 2015 - Adventure day 12 - Hannah's graduation

Hannah's big day has finally arrived - her graduation from Lincoln University. She was up early as Richard was picking her and Joe up at 8.00am. We stayed out of the way whilst everyone was getting ready and utilised the caravan to get ourselves sorted. Naz from next door was coming with us as well. We had to wait for Andrew (George's brother) to arrive as he was following us in - he ended up getting stuck in traffic and road closures so to prevent us from being late we met him in Branston and he followed us from there. We made our way into...

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