Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Heading to Leicester

Another lovely day today just a little breezy.

Canoe Centre                                                                             Birstall lock landing going up.


Leaving  Birstall lock and nature reserve                                                 Space Centre

Leicester City Football Ground                                                           Geese basking in the sun

10 miles,  and 10 locks

Monday, 29 April 2013

Leaving Loughborough

After a relaxing day and a night in the Boat Inn with some friends we are on the move again, weather has been lovely all day.
The Boat Inn


                                   Mike leaving us on his journey home

Swans at Loughborough


  Saying goodbye to TG and Smiffy
                                                                                                                           Pillings Marina


 Leaving Mount Sorrel Lock                                                                     

Peter Merchant Trust HQ

Moored Up for the night, It don't get much better than this.

9 miles,  and 6 locks

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Heading to loughborough

Today we made an early start, well early for us 10.30 weather was better than yesterday not so icy and more sun which is a bonus, all was well untill we get to Bishop's meadow lock where it is always windy but we made it out alive lol, we made good time to luff in about 3hrs 15 mins basin looked full so went under the bridge which was also full, moored up 300 yards from the boat inn,lot's of boat's moored up waiting for the festival next week. we took a trip into loughborough to visit the market and do some shopping all in all a good day.

 Leaving Kegworth

 6 miles,  and 4 locks

Friday, 26 April 2013

Leaving Beeston

Today we set off from beeston, pulled up at the sanitry station to water up and use the elsan point to find a CC'r sat on the bollard's, looks like he's been there awhile because he had a floating garden behind him,we couldn't get on the bollards so we asked him how long he was going to be there and he couldn't make his mind up so we waited 30 minute's, he went off for a walk made a cup of tea etc so we decided to put water on at cranfleet lock instead, we get up to the lock the gates open and out come 3 boat's, well 2 really as one had broken down so we had to wait 20 minutes whilst it manoeuvred out of the lock mouth, so in/out of the lock watered up and on our way again, it was a icy wind that blew down the trent but the sun was out so that made it feel better, so off up the soar to meet tillergirl and smiffy, we arrived at kegworth around 5.30 i was so ready for something to eat after all that fresh air.

 Leaving Beeston Lock

 Beeston Weir

12 miles,  and 6 locks

Thursday, 25 April 2013

New to blogging.

well i have been told i am behind the times because i don't blog, well here goes nothing, i hope you find my journeys interesting if not well i tried :)