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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Erewash Canal continued

After a quiet morning with Ian catching up with work and Karen cleaning the boat, polishing the red to bring back the shine, we set off to complete the length of the Erewash up to Langley Mill.
Along the way we passed the old stables and the slaughter house for worn out canal horses at Shipley.
Lovely old buildings, not much call for them now.
At the end of the canal is the Great Northern Basin and junctions with the Nottingham and Cromford Canals, both of these are now closed. This was the toll house for the Nottingham Canal.
Looking down the Nottingham Canal, just a few moorings now.
Looking towards the Cromford Canal, some restoration work going on.
Further south the bed and towpath of the Nottingham Canal.
We walked into Eastwood from the canal basin, this town is famous for being the birthplace of D.H.Lawrence, and this is his home in Victoria Street. We didn't follow the town trail exploring connections in the town with Lawrence.
We then made the return journey to Ilkeston and our safe mooring of last night.
Jumble enjoying the garden!

1 comment:

  1. I've walked from the other end of the Cromford Canal. I wrote a few posts, starting here