The meals were excellent and worth every penny. Ian had a £10 meal voucher given to him by our daughter for fathers day. Yes I know it was back in June but only now has he been able to use it. I could kick myself that I didn't take any photos of the evening. I even had my camera with me but with the conversation and laughter non stop I forgot to take any. The only one I did take was from the bridge showing where FS was moored. Anyway it was a brilliant evening, it always is with that pair.
T'was a lazy start this morning. No rush as our destination was Sandiacre only a few miles and 5 locks away, . In a couple of hours it would be a reverse into the Derby Arm and put feet up.....well that's what we expected to do anyway!
|Sawley Lock taking us onto the river Trent|
|Trent Lock taking us off it.|
|The lady thanking Ian for looking after her gear.|
This wasn't the end to our troubles. Arriving below Sandiacre lock a small boat was moored on the lock landing. One of the bottom gates wide open but no sign of this chap going in. We pulled in behind and found out the long top pound (about a mile long) was at least a couple of feet down. C&RT had been informed but we were to wait for water to be run down. This chap had already been there for several hours so I walked up to get the lay of the land. We needed to get into the Derby arm but didn't seem any chance of that.
|Crested Lark with quite a list.|
|Not often we can see the bottom!|
|Very dry by-wash|
|Moored below Sandiacre lock|
And the Swan with her 8 cygnets (only 5 in the photo) enjoying the last of the sun above the lock.
|This Dragonfly flitting above the rising water lilies.|