|Electra reversing out of the basin|
|Through the swingbridge|
|Branch holding the paddle open|
The highlight today was my first ever sighting of a water rail. Not commen in these parts so a very rare sighting indeed. Plenty of water fowl around and when the coots fight you know spring is just around the corner!
And then there it was, just past Pastures lock, the partially sunken boat mentioned in last Novembers blog. We knew C&RT had removed it from the Erewash but hadnt realised they dumped it in a field!
Arriving at Sandiacre 4.5 hours after we set off from Langley it was just a matter of reversing into the Derby arm, stoking up the fire, sorting the aerial and settle down with a nice cup of tea and a slice of my home made coffee and walnut cake. Smashing. What a fabulous end to a wonderful day.