Friday, July 15, 2011

Willington To Derwent Mouth Lock........No Room At Shardlow

Swarkestone Stop
Those noisy trains don't stop at night, although there weren't so many, so I didn't get  a great deal of sleep. Of course we passed some better mooring places as we cruised today. Ben and I had a good walk  to Stenson Lock where we worked through the wide lock, nobody about to share the lock with but we did catch a boat up later to share the locks. We stopped at Swarkestone Stop to get rid of the rubbish before carrying on.

After working through Shardlow Lock making it five wide locks today, we tried to find a mooring but the only space was next to the pub garden and car park so we moved on to moor above Derwent Mouth Lock. While Eric was walking the dog he met some hireboaters who had come to their first lock, so he explained what to do. Another boat came to share the lock and as they left the lock there were boats everywhere so the new hirers ended up stuck on the wrong side of the canal. It was soon sorted! Since we moored up we've seen more boats than we've seen all day.

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