Geoff together with his faithful hound walked up to Long Eaton early for the paper and a couple of things and then we went across to the marina. Someone else had obviously had the same idea but luckily they were just leaving.
|On departure we had a flood lock to go through as we are still on the wide river|
|All this to carry a pipe across|
|All about to change...River Trent and Shardlow marina to the left, the Derwent departs to the right and we are going straight ahead back to the quiet canals.|
|Long Horse Bridge the new (2011) bridge with full public bridleway allowing access over the river Trent for walkers, cyclists and horses|
After the lock there is mooring space that looks reasonable were it not for the proximity of sewage works......
However our intention was to moor near Epiphany as we had been invited to supper for John's Fish Pie......
Initially we thought we were out of luck as all the spaces by Epiphany were occupied........we managed to get in a little further on and just when we were securely moored....all 3 boats by Epiphany decided to move!!!! Nothing that a little reversing couldn't handle.........
|Safely moored....time to set up the satellite!!!|
Total distance:2.02 miles
Average speed:0.85 mph (1.69 lock/mph)