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.