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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Day 45: Holme Lock to Newark.

Hello Family, friends and followers.

Ok who was it?
Own up, who took the sunshine and heat away?
Blimey there was a drop in temperature today and it was a misty start as well.
Having said "Cheerio" to Jenny and David, we set off down the River Trent.
The river was so quiet. We only saw a handful of boats.
I do love being on the river. There is something magical about the width and depth of water on a river. The boat absolutely loves the river as well, because we can open her up and let her fly.
Another joy with rivers is the fact that the locks are maned, so all's I had to do was hold the centre rope around the chains in the lock to keep us steady against the lock wall.
We arrived in Newark.
Before mooring up, we winded the boat and then moored up opposite Newark Castle.
After sorting ourselves out, we set off for a stroll around Newark.
We wanted to visit two of the antique centres. The Newark Antiques Centre has been on Bargain Hunt and we have visited it before, but this time I came home with something on my wish list. I got myself an enamel washing bowl for the back cabin.
It is fabulous and has two floors packed with lovely things. We visited the second centre, but they did not have anything we wanted sadly.
I took this photograph from the castle walls. It is a lovely castle, which is in ruins, but still has an amazing history. We are unsure what we will do tomorrow. So watch this space.

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