The River Soar is really beautiful on a sunny day but there was a distinct lack of boats, either moving or moored up. Where is everyone?
We stopped to take on water at the Hope and Anchor pub at Syston but the tap was so slow we managed to cook and eat lunch and have a pint sitting outside the pub while the tank filled by less than a half. In the end we gave up and carried on.
The sun had brought out hundreds of people who were walking or cycling in Watermead Country Park and we had an audience of gongoozlers at every lock.
Not wanting to go quite as far as the centre of Leicester we turned round just below Belgrave lock and retraced our journey back to Thurmaston where we moored below the lock, beside a rusty iron sculpture.
Hopefully this glorious weather will last a few more days. Wouldn't it be great if it lasted all summer?