Daisy quickly made herself at home & so did we in the pub for lunch. Lesley & I left the fellas logging previously collected wood whilst we walked into the town in search of much needed haircuts-by the time our mission was accomplished, the wood was logged & the river had dropped, so we moved onto Barrow as originally planned arriving in the dusk with our nav lights on. I am having a day of rest tomorrow as I wish to spend 2 or 3 days exploring here and Loughborough. If the forecast is accurate we won't be allowed through Barrow Deep Lock anyway.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Dicing with the River Soar
Yesterday our hour of daylight saw us moored up by Thurmaston, outside Watermead Country Park, which was lovely paved footpaths around the lake. The forecast for the next few days predicts a lot of rain & turns this river into a no go area very quickly, so we decided on an early start to push onto Barrow and a "safe" bit should the river go back into flood. From Sileby Lock round to Mountsorrel lock it started to get a bit hairy & the indicator board was virtually on the red. Deciding that discretion was the better part of valour, we reversed back out again & moored up!