Just approaching Swarkestone this morning and came across nb Oakfield at the water point. We follow their blog so knew we would probably pass each other at some point. We also met last year on the Gloucester to Sharpness canal, so we pulled over for a chat. As another boat was heading for the lock, we said our goodbyes to catch up and share the lock. We shared the next three locks with nb Spirit of Freedom, both of us mooring for the night just above Derwent Lock.
Sharing Swarkestone lock
The Stand, a 17th Century Pavilion, thought to be used as a grandstand for bull baiting
14th Century Church, near Weston on Trent
There was just enough room to squeeze past this fallen tree
Countryside approaching Shardlow