I spent the winter at Brough on the North bank of the Humber when the spring came they started putting their deep keel racing boats back in the water so I was moved across to the other side of the River at Winteringham. It was even better.
Much more peaceful, lovely walking, good bike riding, excellent wildlife. It was a real treat of a place and the entrance is even better than the one at Brough. Perfect.
I had ventured up the Trent a few times but only as far as the first bridge. Eventually I worked out a better way of raising and lowering the mast and so I was ready to head up the River. Initially to Gainsborough where I tried to encounter the aegir but with no luck. Then on up to Torqsey and through the lock into the canal that runs to Lincoln.
It was built by the Romans – actually the engineering was by the Romans – the work was done by British slaves with spears at their backs.