Sunday, 6 March 2011

saturday and sunday

we stayed at Barrow upon soar Saturday at the moment BW are doing lock repairs on lock 39 Aylestone mill and they say it will be open Friday 11th so we have to just go slow at mo .
moored at barrow upon soar

the weir at barrow upon soar

this little motor boat came  down river at speed

Sunday 6th march

we set off around 9ish after a bacon sandwich , the weather was a bit cold to start with as we twisted our way round the river to Mountsorrel lock

railway bridge built in 1860 just before Mountsorrel
 .At sileby lock we stopped we went over to the chandler for some coal (why is there so many different types of coal for sale all over) got two bags £8 per bag not bad . when we got back to go for it we had a cup of tea ,

Sileby lock with Sibeby boatyard in back ground

cup of tea time

oh and saw this boat and thought of you Phil and Donna

anyone for some Reiki
we moved onto this part of the river twist and turned up to Cossington lock. At junction lock there was some pallets so i had a look see if i could cut them up for some fire wood but did not bother as they were covered in mud
so on we went and found a place to moor up for the night which was just passed the hope and anchor .

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