Monday, 18 June 2012

Normanton on Soar to Barrow on Soar

We left Kegworth last Thursday as the forecast was more rain and the Soar would be in flood, mooring at the SBC at Normanton on Soar. Spent the weekend celebrating the club’s 59th birthday. Luckily the weather was fine on Monday, the Soar was out of flood but the Trent was still borderline. After discussions with Paul and Jo, nb Repent at Leisure, who we are cruising with for the next fortnight, we decided to set off towards Leicester, mooring for the night at Barrow. A quick drink in the Navigation before heading for dinner at the Hunting Lodge, then on to meet up with Ally and Marc at the Soar Bridge.

020 Blue skies at last


Setting off, Normanton on Soar


Bishop Meadow Lock


Nottingham Road Bridge, Loughborough


Heading towards Pillings


The weir at Pillings Flood Lock


Pillings Flood Lock


Heading towards Barrow on Soar