|Our final moorings at the swingbridge. We are actually now moored on the Nottingham canal!!|
|Pete's moorings and dry dock.|
I had forgotten how pretty the Erewash was. Its only places like Ilkeston that lets the canal down. ( the usual rubbish floating about.) I did notice, though, how incredibly weedy it was. The canal needs more boat traffic otherwise it will become another forgotten and unloved waterway. The good news was I saw no sign of the Azolla weed after Pasture lock. In its place was duck weed, much better to have, in my opinion. Of course the graffiti appeared under bridges, but I felt this lot was rather tastefully done. These kids have a good eye for artwork. If only they would channel it in the right direction.
It took as about 5 hours to do the 9 miles and 11 locks to the top. In places our prop was fouled by weed rather then rubbish but all in all it was a grand journey to end our travels. So no more blogging from me other then to post a daily photo of the many flowers, birds, insects and landscapes that I have photographed over these past 4 years. To all of you still living your dream. Happy cruising and keep safe. XXX
|Signets at Shipley lock.|
|Unhatched coot egg|
|Waterlily either side of the channel|