Saturday, 21 May 2011

To Sawley and back

It’s been another beautiful sunny day. This morning there were 2 alpacas in the field beside the boat. Their smell must be very attractive to dogs as every one that went past was totally distracted and just wanted to linger and sniff.

My sister and her family came to visit this afternoon and we took them for a cruise down Shardlow and Derwent Mouth locks as they’d never been through locks before. Nephew Matthew steered the boat out onto the River Trent and at quite a speed under the M1 to Sawley Cut where we turned round and headed back the way we’d come. It was a very pleasant afternoon which we rounded off with a meal in the Clock Warehouse pub.

the M1 bridge

the monster of Shardlow?

We’re now moored opposite the marina in the centre of Shardlow. We were lucky to get a mooring spot as it’s very busy with lots of first-night hire boaters out of Sawley Marina.

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