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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Kegworth to Nottingham.

11.45 miles, 5 locks, 4hrs 5mins.

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Nottingham Castle

A warm start to the day which gradually got hotter.

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Leaving Kegworth lock with a boat we shared the last 2 locks on the Soar with.

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Kegworth shallow lock which is a flood lock.

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The air was so still the steam rising from the cooling towers of Ratcliffe Power Station rose vertically, not often you see that.

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The old lock chamber alongside Ratcliffe lock.

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Redhill flood lock.

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The end of the River Soar where it joins the River Trent.

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Entrance to the Erewash Canal at Trent Lock.

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Cranfleet lock.

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Leaving Cranfleet lock.

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The very much wider River Trent having had both the River Soar and the River Derwent join it, it becomes very wide and deep, Hadar trotting along nicely in the deep waters.

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Approaching Beeston lock.

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Leaving Beeston lock and now on the Beeston Cut.

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Back to narrower waters.

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The junction of the Beeston Cut and the Nottingham Canal, which used to head northwards to the Erewash Canal from this point, but no longer, however it does continue through Nottingham until the River Trent is re-joined.

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Nottingham Castle Marina, just pass which is Sainsbury's and where we are now moored.

Keith.

2 comments:

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hi Keith,

If you can try and stop at Holme Pierrepont the white water rafting center on the Trent. We spent a lovely afternoon there watching the rafting and Kayaks on the slalom course. You can moor above the lock and walk over the hill to it.
Hope your enjoying this hot weather. At least it may be a bit cooler on the river.

Love to you both,

Irene
Xxx

Working Narrow Boat Hadar said...

We ahead of you with that one, lol, already thought of it and looking forward to it.