Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Big One (27-1)

Ickles Lock to Tinsley Marina. 

Today is the last day of our "The Big One" cruise for 2012. Another early start has us meeting CART lock keeper Derek at Holmes Lock at 9am. Once more the weather was cold and overcast but the wind had lost its cold edge from yesterday. A short distance and we were soon at the bottom of the Tinsley flight ready to ascend.

On arrival the first lock was set for us and we were surprised to find some of our friends at the marina had turned out to bring us home. There was lots of marina news to catch up on. We whizzed up the flight in no time at all.

So our spring into summer and then into the autumn journey, had now come full circle.

Rosie's Starting Totals
Distance 545.0 miles
Locks 527
Swing / Lift Bridges 93
Tunnels 6
Pump-outs 8
Engine Hours: 2004.9

Trip Totals
Miles: 771.1
Locks: 365
Swing/Lift Bridges: 74
Tunnels: 16
Pumpouts: 6
Engine Hours: 486.7
Propulsion Hours: 192 (39.4%)
Domestic Hours: 294 (60.6%)

Daily Total
Miles: 2.7
Locks: 14
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 3.3

Accumulated Totals

Miles: 1316.1
Locks: 892
Swing / Lift Bridges: 167
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2491.6


  1. Welcome home, but I don't know where home is.
    Have a good un anyhow.

  2. Hello Paul and Elaine, thanks for the welcome back to the marina. We are located about 3 miles from the city centre in Sheffield. However we live a few miles to the north in the socialist republic of Barnsley upon sea!

    Make care... Mick n Mags


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