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Rivers & Canals Cruising Aboard my Narrowboat on the Rivers & Canals of England
2022 Gallery
Tradewinds IV arrived in Mercia Marina on Wednesday 17th March 2021. Pictures from my 2022 cruising experiences and lifestyle whilst living in Mercia Marina will be added to this page throughout the year. Enjoy.
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I flew my drone over this historic place on the edge of the Dervbyshire Peak District I flew my drone over these historic ruins in the Derbyshire Peak District I reurned to this place to fly my drone, but again the winds were too high, despite being moderate elsewhere I flew my drone over this iconic loation in the Derbyshire Dales Very interesting location I flew my drone over this beautiful Fenlands church Beautiful from my drone I flew my drone over this very long viaduct, the longest in the UK I flew my drone over this statue dedicated to the thousands of miner who worked in the 85 coal fields of Nottinghamshire. Located at the highest point of Nottinghamshire on the site of the former Silverhill Colliery Located on the bancks of the River Trent From my drone The Stellarphere rom my drone From my drone From my drone From my drone From my drone From my drone From my drone From my drone From my drone I wanted to fly my drone but it was in a flight restricted zone From my drone Ladybower Reservoir "Plughole" from my drone Chapel Milton Viaduct from my drone St Wystan's Church, Bretby St Peter's Church, Burton-upon-Trent Ladybower Reservoir from my drone Ruins of St Peter's Church, which was destroyed by fire in 1971. From my drone Tucking into a delieious hoy chocolate at Maldon Thames Barges berthed on the Hythe quayside Staggering and very moving experience. Everyone should visit. My guest Terri chats to one of the volunteer guides The Falklands War memorial Only on board foor a few days. We cruised to Willington and back (only 2 miles total!) With my guest Terri Alongside The Dragon public House. Short cruise from Mercia Marina for one night The ancient Paull Lighthouse Fort Paull from my drone Between North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire Thorngumbald, High Lighthouse Thorngumbald, Low Lighthouse West Yorkshire Bingley Five Rise Locks from my drone Hewenden Viaduct from my drone Lockwood Viaduct from my drone Sandal Castle, Wakefield Ilam Hall from my drone Church of the Holy Cross, Ilam from my drone Ferry Bridge The Swinging Bridge, the only suspension bridge in Derbyshire Sandal Castle, Wakefield from my drone From my drone Derbyshire Peak District Walking here and launching my drone for its flight to Peveril Castle Ancient! In Derbyshire by the River Trent From my drone Derbyshire Near Castleton in the Peak District of Derbyshire Lovely building and park At Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire Leicestershire Flying my drone My daughter Anne and her partner Jay came cruising with me We stopped and had an excellent lunch at The Dragon, at Willington Tradewinds IV on the Trent and Mersey Canal The Derbyshire Dales Beautiful Derbyshire Peak District Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Picture from my drone. Beautiful church Picture from my drone Lovely old building Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Picture from my drone Melbourne gave its name to Melbourne, Australia (Did you know that?) Melbourne from my drone The Hall and parish church Tixall Lock Near Doncaster in South Yorkshire Near Doncaster, South Yorkshire From my drone Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this is the church from my drone~01 From my drone Western Park, Sheffield Western Park, Sheffield from my drone Whirlowbrook Hall, near Sheffield, from my drone The Anderton Boat Lift from my drone Beeston Castle from my drone Delamere Manor from my drone Rode Hall at Odd Rode, near Alsager, from my drone Marple Aqueduct & Viaduct Nantwich Aqueduct Bestwood Lodge from my drone Trent Lock from my drone Pierrepont Hall & St Edmund's Church from my drone Croxden Abbey from my drone Ingestre Hall from my drone Sandon Hall from my drone Shugborough Hall from my drone Rudyard Lake, near Stone Arundel Castle from my drone Itchenor from my drone Chappel Viaduct Colchester Castle Leez Priory Dartford Crossing from my drone Herne Bay from my drone Rochester Cathedral Black Widow Russian Submarine from my drone Knaresborough Castle from my drone Knaresborough Viaduct from my drone Temple Newsom, Leeds Wortley Hall from my drone Conisbrough Castle from my drone Conisbrough Viaduct from my drone Cusworth Hall from my drone Brodsworth Hall from my drone Calshot Castle & Spit Hornet Services Sailing Club Statue of Admiral Lord Nelson in Old Portsmouth Ryde to Southsea hovercraft returning to the Isle of Wight Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, from my drone I attended Christmas Lunch with my sailing buddy Bruce I attended a Trafalgar Night Dinner with my sailing friend Steve