Passing under the first of many bridges across the R.Soar in Leicester
The embankment on Mile Sraight
Yarwood following its crew along the straight
The weed filled remnants of a former wharf
Arriving at North lock I found the gate paddles up and the bottom gates open and this proved to be the case with the next three locks. Someone obviously lives in their OWN world and doesn't think the petty fogging instruction to close gates and drop paddles applies to them and if others are affected by that take on things, sod 'em!
The towpath below North Lock was flooded so we crossed the busy road and rejoined the towpath on the other side.
Limekiln lock- this is where Fletcher fell into a half full and icy lock on our first cruise years ago.
A bit of Victorian industrial building ....and Lisa, who is not Victorian
Despite trawling through inner Leicester the whole stretch is very green and attractive
Oh look, another lock with the paddles up and the gates open
What a lark coming into Thurmaston lock
Yarwood leaving Thurmaston lock
What a Lark heading out past Sileby Mill
The Waterside Inn beside Mountsorrel lock. Here I loaded the dogs on the boat and joined Joe for the next stretch to Barrow-upon-Soar where we were going to call it a day
Verity and Lisa awaiting their chariot as What a Lark exits the lock
Capturing the last of the moorings at Barrow, on a bend but with a bit of wangling we can get both boats in...we think
..And we did get both boats in, just