Have you ever seen a black swan cygnet with a family of white swans?
They had obviously adopted it and were feeding it weeds at the same time as feeding their own solitary cygnet.
Apart from a couple of short showers this morning it's been a scorching sunny day. As I'm typing this at 9pm our weather station is showing it's 28'C out and 29' in
This is Newark Town Lock which is almost right beside Newark Castle.
We moored up for lunch on the high town wharf and then went walkabout round the town.
This is the Buttermarket which is now a museum and art gallery
This is the normal fruit and veg market, excellent value
and the Nottingham Building Society with it's ornate decoration
The A1 was quite busy as we cruised underneath
and moored at North Muskham with it's ornate church
and even better pub, The Muskham Ferry with Doom Bar ale which started calling as soon as we'd moored up.
We're booked to go through Cromwell Lock onto the tidal section of the river in the morning. I'll let you know tomorrow night how we get on as there are storms forecast.