A WEEK TO BOSTON uk & BACK
We set off from Torksey for Boston on a fine Saturday afternoon with
the intention of stoping at Saxilby for tea.
Saxilby is a village large enough to be a town about an hours sailing from Torksey.
We arrived at Saxilby in time for tea and there we remained until
the next day such was the enthusiasm to move on.
Sunday we got underway and headed towards Lincoln and into the
Brayford pool. This lead us onto the River Witham and through the
Glory Hole which is on Lincolns High Street. We Carried on to Stampend
lock where another boat was just comeing through, this saved us having
to lift the gulotine gate.
We proceeded on to Washingborough where we moored up to the staging
and had dinner. After dinner we proceeded to Bardney Lock where someone
was just comeing through, as we approached we realised that they could
get through one gate and we needed two. Fortunately the master of the
vessel quite kindly sent his crew (the Wife) to open the other gate for
us which we appreciated.
After using the facilities and taking on fresh water we proceeded,
passing Bardney village moorings where we would be stoping for the TYC
rally the following weekend and continued on to Kirkstead bridge where
we spent the night.
Monday we arrived in Boston and we moored up at the Boston Motor Yacht
Club where some old and new friend greeted us with £1.00 a night for
Navigation Post (Trig. point)
Boston Grand Sluce (seaward end)
The next few days was spent walking round Boston and visiting the
market on Wednesday.
Thursday brought about our departure from Boston heading for Tattersall
Bridge for the night.
Entrance to the Sleaford canal is here at Chapple Hill although you
need a bit of imagination to find the hill now a days.
Friday we set off for Bardney.
Tattersall Bridge and the Quackers
We arrived at Kirkstead Bridge for dinner, but this lasted rather
longer than expected, all night in fact.
About 1530hrs a very dark cloud appeared and this soon turned into
a thunderstorm which lasted until late evening, so it was decided to
stay put at Kirkstead.
Sunday we proceeded to Bardney Village mooring where there was a
gathering of Torksey Yacht Club boats. The dinghy was prepaired here
and an attempt was made at sailing.
On the Monday we proceeded to Bardney lock, while in the lock another
boat arrived to come through so this saved us having to close the
We arrived at Stampend about 1130hrs where another boat was
just comeing out, so we went streight into the lock, on leaving the
lock another boat arrived to lock down but as a key is needed to
operate the gate we let him in and closed the gate for which they
were greatful as they had no key to operate the gate.
We proceeded to Saxilby where we arrived just past 1200hrs and
promptly made our way to have dinner at one of the local eating
holes. After suitably fed and watered we continued on out way to our
mooring at Torksey and then home.
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