Doncaster to Goole with stand-in first mate Fred aboard

After seeing me safely off at Doncaster station on Wednesday 28th March, Barry found himself with a bit of time to kill waiting for Fred to join him for his long anticipated journey to Goole. He’d not been able to get there via the tidal Trent, but achieved it the long way round!

It’s great for me to see the images below, and get to see what they saw that I missed! Barry even writes about their travels … Continue reading

Fun times travelling back from Sheffield to Doncaster

This laid-back lifestyle is frequently rather frantic! So much so, we’re once again a couple of weeks behind with posts. This week can hopefully be ‘catch-up’ time, to get you all up-to-date with where we’ve been, and what we’ve been up to along the way. At least the publishable stories!

If you want to see where we are currently, ‘like’ our Facebook page where we post more frequently (much less time-consuming lol!), or Barry keeps our location up to date on his website.

Sheffield to Rotherham with friends

One of the main reasons for making our inaugural trip to Sheffield was to catch up with close friends Sara and Fred.

On Sunday 25th March, bright and early (though not in the least bushy-tailed as the clocks sprang forward that morning!) they met us in the basin on their bikes, and accompanied us down the Tinsley Lock Flight. We’d have much preferred a later start than 0930hrs, but the resident lock-keeper wasn’t keen to negotiate the time unfortunately, so we were left with no choice but to leave the city by 0830hrs. Continue reading