Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Erewash Canal

We left Loughborough on Tuesday morning, and made a leisurely cruise towards Trent Lock, the junction of the River Soar, River Trent and Erewash Canal.
We stopped at Kegworth where we had lunch, cut Ian's hair out on the bank and then walked into the village.
The weather is again so lovely, very hot really. We would have been pleased with two weeks like these have been in the summer previously.
Overnight we moored just short of the junction. Approaching Trent Lock at 8 am this morning, the sky was really blue (not like the photo) and reflections were great.
The advise is to make an early start to get through Long Eaton.
I have been chimney spotting today, not sure what factories they served but they are impressive.

Unusual shape at the top.
This one has become a mobile phone mast!
A very imposing building alongside this one, again not sure what it was.
We stopped at Ilkeston and walked into town. The cinema was very grand with long canopy down one side. For the queuing customers or waiting for the taxi home?  
Unfortunately while we were enjoying the town, someone added their tag to the name of our boat with a green spray can!
Fortunately it came off easily with brush cleaner and Tacet is still her name.
We decided not to stay the night but moved up one more lock and moored at the garden moorings of  fellow Boaters Christian Fellowship members. Thanks Alan and Hazel.

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