Daily Archive: September 16, 2011

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Safe anchorage

1 mile east of Willington to Sawley Marina, 14 miles and 7 (broad) locks             We crept along the canal into Willington and out this morning – this appears to be another honeypot site for boaters, a village canal side pub being a certain attraction, with extensive visitor moorings either side of it.             After the quick and generally easy narrow locks the broad ones come as a shock: much deeper, the paddles stiffer, the gates heavier. On we plodded,...