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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Moving on from Leicester

We have enjoyed our few days in Leicester, the market, eating out, the Golden Mile, and the National Space Centre. Our moorings at Castle Gardens were safe and reasonably quiet for a city centre. Having our daughter with us was great too.

a fresh bone from the market, a very happy dog

National Space Centre

Yesterday we left Leicester, passing again the Space Centre, the canal joins the river in places and is known as the Soar Navigation, winding its way through conservation areas with ponds and lakes alongside.
We stopped at Mountsorrel on a field mooring below the lock as the visitor moorings above the lock were full. We liked this village when we passed through last April, and enjoyed a walk round last evening, then an indian meal at the Spice Cube as it was Ian's birthday.
This morning we went to the Baptist Church morning service, the weather was so warm and sunny that we set off straight after on to Loughborough.
As we couldn't make our way south as our original plan was, we have been travelling on ground or water that we have already been on but this time we will take a left turn at Trent Lock and along the Trent and Mersey back towards Birmingham. Well that's the plan at the moment, but such is the relaxed boating life, it really doesn't matter if it has to change!

Leicester - Loughborough
15 miles, 10 locks


  1. Happy birthday Ian!

    I have in mind that I will visit the Space Centre one of these fine days.

  2. thanks for your posting........