We were up early as we had made a booking to be on the tidal Trent at Cromwell Lock at 11.00am. This was not high tide, but it would give us enough water to get to Torksey junction.
We had about a hour and a half to get there from Newark, with another lock in between, so we thought it better we get there.
We left at 9.00am and another boat left in front of us, so it looked like there was two of us.
We got to Newark Nether lock and had to wait till the lights went green as this is a blind lock.
It was a nice day but the wind had got up, so when we got back on the main river it was quite cold, wouldn't want to do this in winter..
Although the river was flowing with us the wind was right in our faces and making waves on the long straight sections.. We arrived at Cromwell with the gates open waiting for us..
The first section is twisty and full of turns, so you have to use a bit of common sense and stay away from the inside edge (don't cut the corners). In fact in places you have to hug the outside edge.
The next hazard was the sunken Island at Normanton Island.
The lock gates opened bang on that hour, (these lockkeepers know what they're doing), and we went in with two other boats.
The lockkeeper then told us where the visitors moorings were and that they were empty, he even apologised for it being a bit over grown, Tooty the cat won't mind that for mice hunting! It was a nice quiet mooring with a low enough wall that we could get the side doors open.
Del had the recommended Steak Pie and lets just say you didn't want a desert when you had finished it.. We walked back to Derwent6 to watch the football with a lovely sunset, come on England...