Onto Keadby

At 8am it was life-jackets on, as we set off from Torksey, with Paul on Feroxylady and Richard on Baby Blue to travel down to Keadby.

Paul on Feroxylady leaving Torksey

Again we left on the ebbing tide we were told to arrive at Keadby at 1 pm to catch the incoming tidal water. There is a sand bar just outside the entrance to the lock at Keadby, which will catch you when the water is low. Trouble is you don’t want the incoming tide to be too strong as it can push you around as you turn accross the current to get into the lock.
Beautiful weather all the way.

Paul and Richard

Though we had to watch out for the commercial ships…

Sand barge

It goes almost without saying – but Paul did a fantastic turn into Keadby Lock, going at full speed to match the current. He then managed (still at full speed) to position our boat between Paul and Richard’s, waiting for us in the lock. He remarjed to me that he probably would have struggled to make that a year or so ago!

Stopped for luch in Keadby then went on again with Richard and Paul to Thorne. Moored up for the night on the BW finger moorings, which were safe and pleasant. Great walks for the dogs nearby. Crashed out and had an early night.

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