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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Birstall to Syston.

1.8 miles, 2 locks, 1hr 25mins.

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Syston

A warm late start, especially as we had a lie-in this morning. But we were not going far today, we are taking our time travelling down the River Soar, visiting all the places we missed 3 years ago.

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We moored up below Thermaston lock to have a walk around another part of Watermead Park.

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Some of the lakes near Thermaston lock.

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We then carried on down the river to Hill’s Bridge, we will take a walk back to the Chandlery here today.

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Entrance to the Melton Mowbray Navigation, with it’s new towpath bridge which has only recently been installed in March.

After lunch we took a walk to the Chandlery.

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The boatyard and chandlery of L.R.Harris.

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We then took a walk along the River Wreake (Melton Mowbray Navigation) for the first mile, this was the start from the new towpath bridge.

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Hadar moored below the new towpath bridge.

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Approaching the A46 road bridge.

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Old bridge beyond A46 bridge.

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A46 road bridge from adjacent old bridge.

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Footbridge.

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Nottingham to Leicester railway bridge.

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Underneath the railway bridge.

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We didn’t quite make it to Lewin bridge, where it is hoped to open the first mile of the navigation to.

Keith.

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