After a couple of lazy days over the weekend and watching a lot of sport we prepared ourselves for the tidal Trent very early Monday morning.
With the football things seem full on and Sunday was no exception with England winning 6-1 and having to stay up late to watch the highlights of the Grand Prix with a Hamilton win.
We were both up at 5.00am and we crept down to the pumpout station for 6.00am.
It was on pause, which was a bonus, so we got most of the tank emptied for nothing.. We also filled with water.. All done by 6.40am and the lockkeeper arrived and told us that when the gates open we were first in.
We pulled into the up stream and things went very slowly. the cruiser behind us overtook us and the two in front left us for dead, one was a narrowboat.
It was quite busy as we got out our charts again and navigated the course. We just got hotter on the back of Derwent6, it was lovely, but it was wearing us out.
At Fiskerton we might have got in asking to shift boats around, but it was right outside the pub and we didn't fancy that.
There really are a massive lack of moorings on the Trent, and its difficult if you don't hit it right, time wise. It feels like you have to fight for a mooring and our luck just ran out.
We couldn't get a tv signal but did have good internet so watched the football on there. We were knackered. We set off at 6.00am and moored up at 4.30pm, a long day!!!