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6 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

Flying scotsman passed us here yesterday :P

Thats here end of September. 

But really- Thomas is in a whole different league 😀

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10 hours ago, Victor Vectis said:

Successful boating in a post climate change world, part 2.

 

Going to the shops:

 

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Don't forget to try the fish and chips from the cafe at the museum.

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Yesterday the team took Python up from West Stockwith to Torksey without any problems.


Leaving West Stockwith

 

Today they will have set off to Cromwell already. They are aware it will be a long day with so much fresh coming down but they have their heads screwed on and while it seems very strange for Dave and I not to be on board I am really happy that this old boat has so many highly motivated crew members that we really do not need to be on board. The team do not have Trent experience but have done their research and talked to all the people who's knowledge and experience we trust and they are enjoying an adventure. 

 

The Lister has now had a much needed de-coke and another group of the crew understand what we say about how she goes with some water under her prop! 

 

They tell me that Python was a weeny bit famous among the boaters at Torksey yesterday because nobody had locked out onto The Trent for several days according to the lockies and there were a lot of boaters watching and waiting and wondering whether to go or not. After seeing Python had no problems 3 more booked in for today! 

 

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2 hours ago, Rickent said:

We are still at Fradley Jct waiting for the Trent to open.

Unfortunately, Trent still rising at Shardlow. Surely got to start falling eventually?

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River Nene is set to stay on SSA until at least Thursday now. Just been told they are not going to un reverse the locks until then-IF it doesnt rain as predicted..

 

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2 hours ago, Mrs Trackman said:

Unfortunately, Trent still rising at Shardlow. Surely got to start falling eventually?

It's falling steadily at Alrewas, just been up to have a look and the lock landing bollards are now above water.

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The Red Wharf/Melaleuca collective have made it to Boston, and things are looking good for a Wash crossing tomorrow. We may then have to wait at Wisbech for the Nene to calm down a bit.

 

MP.

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Is the rest of the Nene really that bad? On the Billing to Cogenhoe reach it rose by about a foot and is now a few inches above where it was before all this rain. But the flow is fairly tame. I guess it's all further downstream by now.

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16 minutes ago, blackrose said:

Is the rest of the Nene really that bad? On the Billing to Cogenhoe reach it rose by about a foot and is now a few inches above where it was before all this rain. But the flow is fairly tame. I guess it's all further downstream by now.

The riverside footpath under the rail bridge in Peterborough is under water, so the level is up a few feet.

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14 minutes ago, blackrose said:

Is the rest of the Nene really that bad? On the Billing to Cogenhoe reach it rose by about a foot and is now a few inches above where it was before all this rain. But the flow is fairly tame. I guess it's all further downstream by now.

I don't know. I was quoting third-hand information. I guess there might be complications in getting narrowboats up the tidal Nene and through Dog-in-a-Doublet lock against heavy fresh flow. Our next destination is the Middle Level, and Stanground lock becomes inoperable when the river is up.

 

MP.

 

Ironically, we are now hard aground and leaning on the Boston VMs. It will go up again once low tide passes.

 

MP.

 

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23 minutes ago, blackrose said:

Is the rest of the Nene really that bad? On the Billing to Cogenhoe reach it rose by about a foot and is now a few inches above where it was before all this rain. But the flow is fairly tame. I guess it's all further downstream by now.

 Its only up a matter of inches although quite a flow on in places at least between Wansford station and Yarwell lock.Above Yarwell lock about 6 inches. The main navigation restriction seems to be that the top gates at Yarwell are padlocked open!

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So. The Soar is now open and the flood lock at redhill allows boats to go through.....onto the Trent which is still in flood. Seems a bit mad not to at least mention that?

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19 minutes ago, Mrs Trackman said:

So. The Soar is now open and the flood lock at redhill allows boats to go through.....onto the Trent which is still in flood. Seems a bit mad not to at least mention that?

crazy, however, there's probably a computer somewhere in a CRT office that doesn't know the 2 are connected - or that there's a weir to the right which will be running like mad dragging unsuspecting boaters towards it.

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We will be on our 5th day at Fradley tomorrow,  hope we start moving but got a feeling it won't be till wednesday.

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On 17/06/2019 at 21:38, matty40s said:

crazy, however, there's probably a computer somewhere in a CRT office that doesn't know the 2 are connected - or that there's a weir to the right which will be running like mad dragging unsuspecting boaters towards it.

I didn't think the flood lock was to stop boaters doing dangerous things, but to protect adjoining property. I suspect there is a duty on CaRT to open them up when no longer needed shut for that purpose. 

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9 hours ago, Mike Todd said:

I didn't think the flood lock was to stop boaters doing dangerous things, but to protect adjoining property. I suspect there is a duty on CaRT to open them up when no longer needed shut for that purpose. 

With the rain we have had over night I don't expect it will be long before the flood gates are shut again!

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