So today we untied FS and headed off up the Soar. By Cranfleet Cut I was amazed to see police helmet colours on the tunnel band and a severed foot dangling from the stern!
We were trying to work out just when was the last time we did the Soar. Looking back on the blog (there is something to be said for keeping a record) it was 2014. Then we had all sorts of problems with rubbish round the prop. Hope this wont be the case this time!
We were lucky to join another boat by Ratcliff lock. Life gets so much easier with two boats in these broad locks and, as I was the one doing all the work today (normally I'm helmswomen and have an easier time of it), the fact that I only had to lift two paddles rather than four was a bonus.
|Kegworth New lock|
After 5 hours off fantastic cruising weather we made it to Loughborough. Got the rod out for the first time in over 7 months and managed to catch a few tiddlers. Had hoped for some biggies but not to be. Story of my life that!!!
And on route,
|Redhill Flood lock|
|This Coot saw off all that dared to come into his terrotory including Swans with Cygnets! One very brave and determined bird.|