Better late than never (?)

Weather’s too nice to spend hours (yes literally hours) at the computer renaming and tagging 454 photos for Flickr, so it’s taken me a week to do those from my walk Worksop to Kiveton Park and back.
In the meantime of course I’ve been up and down the canal as usual, including to Ranby Yesterday. (Google map of the route) I packed drink, sarnies and other lens and toddled off with them on my back about 9:30. I set out to go all the way to Retford but my camera battery was nearly flat when I got to Ranby. I’ve two batteries, the old one is on its way out and I’d left the new one on charge but forgot to take it with me! They’re £40+ each. Reached the bus stop in Ranby just after the bus back to Wop left: half an hour wait. Ate my sarnies at home!

Tip for slideshows: don’t click the centre arrow, click an edge.
Anyhow, back to last Friday’s walk:

Round the pond and up to Shireoaks

Note: Grebe’s still sitting on her nest.

Some old friends seen along the way:


Nb Dreamcatcha moored at Lock Keeper



Nb NoName hereafter referred to as “James”, formerly moored at Shireoaks Miner’s Welfare, having gone to turn below Stret, sailing up to Shireoaks Marina.


And in the Marina Nb Futurest

Shireoaks to Thorpe Locks Bridge.
Beautiful!

Had to watch mummy duck Shepherding her brood from the bottom to the top of a lock.

And on to Dog Kennel Bridge.

Just here (google map) is a stone

On one side is “CCC” and on the other “DL“, any ideas?

Christine (of Richlow books) has solved it:
“the boundary stone marked the land owned by the Chesterfield Canal Company, and the adjacent land owned by the Duke of Leeds. The stone was found, in the nearby undergrowth, by Chesterfield Canal Trust stalwart Ken Clark. It was placed on the towpath by CCT members, as a memorial to Ken.
The stone was installed when the CCC purchased land from the Duke of Leeds, to create the railway/canal transhipment wharf which used to be nearby.”

I swap lenses, usually at the turnaround point of a walk, from 70-300 to 18-70.

Back down to Thorpe locks.
There’s a heron towards the end of that slideshow. Two ladies walking four dogs had told me to watch for it.
If I’d not swapped lenses it’d have been clearer.



So I played with the pics a bit.

Down through Thorpe flight and Turnerwood.

and home. Nb Apfelkorn, Nb Bertie Willow(!) and Nb Dreamcatcha. On the way.

Back with more of the week’s pics later. This entry’s taken about three hours! Gotta go and buy cat food!

2 thoughts on “Better late than never (?)

  1. Hi Roj, the boundary stone marked the land owned by the Chesterfield Canal Company, and the adjacent land owned by the Duke of Leeds. The stone was found, in the nearby undergrowth, by Chesterfield Canal Trust stalwart Ken Clark. It was placed on the towpath by CCT members, as a memorial to Ken.The stone was installed when the CCC purchased land from the Duke of Leeds, to create the railway/canal transhipment wharf which used to be nearby. Christine of Richlow guides.

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