At Bush lock too much water made it difficult to equalize the water levels and open the gates and then it went from one extreme to another when at Dunns lock,we ran out of water and scrapped bottom until reaching Whetstone lane lock!
As soon as we got onto the river section we started to make good time. Most of the river locks were with us so I didnt have to worry to much about holding the boat midstream.
The only boat to be seen through Leicester was ours. No one ever stops other then on Castle Park mooring. It's supposed to be secure but I noticed that the BW padlock was missing from the gate.
|The Leicester straight. No one ever moors to the bollards.|
|Pigeons and swans seem to like the place though.|
|Looks as if one goes straight on.|
|Head right not straight on!!!|
|Looked like some wort of fabric.|
|Moored at Birstall.|
Wildlife on route.