Monday, 30 March 2020

266 - Locks of Adventures on the Sheffield and Tinsley canal - Avoiding ...





his vlog was filmed on the 3rd January 2020.

We make our way down the Tinsley flight from Sheffield, though Rotherham and onto Kilnhurst with our new friends aboard Narrowboat Ducks Deluxe.
The lock flight was fairly hard work because the was an awful lot of water in the canal meaning it was pouring over the top of the lock gates into the lock chambers and as the locks are all fairly short extra care was needed. We only had one near miss when the bumper on Ducks Dulux got caught on the lock gate, lucking Karen spotted the problem and rushed to push the boat off avoiding disaster.

I hope everyone is doing ok. We are all fine, thank you to everyone who has contacted us to ask. Obviously we are unable to cruise at the moment so we are moored up and isolating like everyone else.
M&J&G

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

265 - Cruising Through A Building



Todays vlog was filmed on the 1st January 2020. We take the boat from Sheffield to the top of the Tinsley Lock Flight.

Saturday, 21 March 2020

264 - The Long Climb up the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal





Todays vlog was filmed back in December. It's just before Christmas and we travel from Rotherham into Sheffield.

I made the edit a little longer than usual as I thought people might appreciate a longer distraction right now.

We hope everyone is doing okay.
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Sunday, 15 March 2020

163 - Don Go This Way



In todays vlog we have a late start as even though the River Don is no longer in flood the navigation has not been opened. Which means we are not going to make it to Aldwalke in the 2 hour window that it is open for.

On the plus side we meet a lovely couple to travel with and we meet a really lovely CRT lock keeper that comes to our rescue.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

262 - Stuck in Doncaster Due to Flooding





In todays vlog we leave Barnby Dun and head south on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation towards Doncaster. We had hoped to get a little further but the river is back in flood so we are stopped in our tracks

Sunday, 8 March 2020

261 Cruising the New Junction Canal and over the Don Aqueduct


In todays vlog we leave our mooring at the Sykehouse Lift Bridge and make our way south on the New Junction Canal which is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. The canal is wide and straight and they day is grey. We have been waiting to come this way since the River Don has been if flood and the Don Aqueduct is finally open for navigation again. We don't make it far, just to the visitor moorings at Barnby Dun We are also lucky enough to see the Exxol Pride pass a couple of times.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

260 - A Cruise in the Rain is still a Good Cruise || Onto the New Juncti...



Today's vlog is quite a of a short cruise we did last November from Whitley Lock on the Aire & Calder Navigation to Syke House Lift Bridge on the New Junction Canal which is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. This only our second day out after getting stuck by flood water in Knottingley and we are very happy to be on the move, so even tough it is grey and wet it is still a really wonderful day.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

259 - All tapped out on the Aire and Calder





In this vlog we travel from along the Aire and Calder Navigation from Knottingley to Whitley Bridge