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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Will you look at all that muck

Today we thought we would go back to Sandiacre and have a peak as to what C&RT are doing at the lock. The stoppage started last Monday and with the bridge leading across the canal remaining open due to the farmer needing to get to his fields, we had the perfect view to see how far C&RT had progressed. This stoppage was necessary because of the poor state of the brickwork along part of the lock wall but one of the bottom gates was also in need of some TLC as it refused to stay shut when locking up and one would have to resort to reversing onto the gate to hold it closed or lifting a paddle at the far end and legging it back to close the gate. Not an ideal situation in either case. Anyway, for anyone fancying a ride out to this lock on the Sunday 29th January, C&RT are holding an open day. ECP&DA volunteers will be serving refreshments (I might be one of them) so do come along but do remember the wellies as it might be a bit mucky down there and you never know, you might well be given a shovel to get rid of the debris in the bottom!

Looking down the Derby Canal ( whats left of it) at the junction of the Erewash canal and C&RT work boats.

The main reason for the stoppage

And finally:-

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