Meg always enjoys the walks around the water park along here, but it was certainly busy! The early morning ones were best, not so many folk about.
So, this morning, after a visit to the shops, we took advantage of a boat coming up Birstall Lock and set off.
Looking back at the almost-empty Birstall moorings
Thurmaston Lock, Barbara doing the honours
MGM is having a new workshop built…
The lads on Chance were here a couple of weeks back, having some work done. Shame we missed them.
It might be canal, but it’s still very nice.
There’s a floating cafe plying it’s trade near the Hope and Anchor Bridge…
Around the corner past Junction Boatyard is where the Wreake Navigation joins the Soar Navigation under a newish bridge. The old one was too low for boats, when it was due to be replaced as part of a new cycleway scheme successful lobbying saw a higher one installed.
Will the navigation itself be restored? Time will tell.
Junction Lock is next, and there was a boat coming up as my camera battery died. Luckily I had my phone with me…
Bob and Les on NB Anguilla, one of Seyella’s sister craft.
Looking splendid in a new paint job. The boat, of course! The ladder gets him upon the roof…
Another spot of good timing at Cossington Lock, a boat coming out as we arrived…
…and another arriving as we left!
The Soar really is splendid when it’s behaving itself.
We were hoping to moor both boats above Sileby Lock, but there was already one boat there so we pulled in behind him and I helped John and Barbara down the lock so they could moor below. There’s really only room to moor two at the top without making it difficult for boats locking down.
Another day of rest tomorrow… back to normal, then!
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