June 4th 2011 Big Locks !!!!!

double teamed with NB ani in stenson lock

Inside Stenson Lock

We have a week before Shell Bell has to be back at the boatyard so we decided to try and navigate to Loughborough. We have travelled the road many times but this will be the first time by canal.

Although it was sunny the wind still persists.  This made no difference as we turned left out of Mercia and headed for Stenson Lock.  This would be our first double lock. It looked huge and imposing but we went through it with NB ani which made the task less daunting as the couple on board were very helpful and gave us lots of tips about these double locks.

And so we continued, another double lock and it was time for us to moor up at Weston on Trent. The journey took a long time because there were lots of boats on the move.

We walked to the River Trent and saw a pair of bullfinches and a yellowhammer. 

Tomorrow we will head to Ratcliffe on Soar.  More big locks to  come!!!!

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