Saturday, 30 July 2011

Out and about on the River Soar

The weather forecast was good so we couldn’t resist a short trip out. We planned to meet Ally and Marc in Loughborough for a bbq on Tuesday night. Their neighbour Mark was also there and we all had a lovely evening, sitting out until quite late. We left them the following morning, stopping overnight at Mount Sorrell, just above the lock. We had made arrangements to meet up with friends Claire and Alan on Thursday night at the Hope & Anchor, Syston. It was great to catch up as we hadn’t seen each other for ages. The following morning we winded just before Thurmaston lock to head back, planning to meet Ally and Marc again in Loughborough. Friday was another very late night as we all went for a drink in the Albion, where we also met Paul & Jo, nb Repent at Leisure, Gary & Jane, nb Autumn Glory Two and two other couples from the Soar boat club. Had a relaxing morning on Saturday before heading back, cruising with Ally and Marc as far as Zouch. As we headed on the last stretch before Kegworth we also met and chatted to two of our neighbours out on their boats, turned the next bend and then met Beacon no 3, still with no name. We pulled along side and had another long chat. We are now back on our mooring planning a bbq tomorrow with Claire and Jason.

003 Leaving Kegworth and the Otter behind for a few days


Approaching Mount Sorrell


Looking back at Mount Sorrell lock


Canal side artwork at Thurmaston lock


The River Wreake


The weir at Cossington lock


The weir at Sileby lock. Sileby Mill in the background


Leaving Barrow on Soar


An old mill converted to apartments at Loughborough


The Albion, a real ale pub, Loughborough


Leaving Loughborough with Ally and Marc


Beacon Boat no 3


Ally said...

Lovely to see you both again........hopefully we'll do it more this summer! Fancy a trip back soon????

Karen & Ian (nb Serenity) said...

Anytime, we have got to make the most of it whilst we can and enjoy the weather. Let us know when you want to head back.