At last.... on the move but only as far as Sandiacre. What a glorious day to cruise down the Erewash especially as we met 5 boats on their way up to the Mill. So every lock bar one was with us and that one was due to a ground paddle being left partially up. Also, we had help from Christine, Kev and Josh. The making of young Thomas into a lock wheeler was yet to come, him being only 3. Only downside, no life jacket for Josh. Thankfully, having spent many a holiday on our other boat Merlin, he is very good at listening to orders and doing what he was told.
|The youngest member of the family Thomas enjoying the day. Kev (at the bow) looking for Pike in the clear water|
|Thomas doing his bit.|
Leaving Pasture lock, two big notices had been pinned to a post. Seems like another part of the canal beauty spots to be blighted by HS2.
It is also on this bit of water that we pull into when we arrive back at our bungalow. So lucky that our tenants allow us to plug into the electrics and with a water tap by the garage, we could happily stay for several weeks. Just a trip to Trent Lock every 5 days to empty both cassettes.
So keeping everything crossed that we can leave on our travels next Thursday. Hoping to do the River Nene, middle levels and the Great River Ouse, two rivers totally new to us and by all accounts very pretty.
And seen at the garden opposite,