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Friday, July 05, 2013

Syston to Barrow upon Soar

5.5 miles, 5 locks, 2hrs 50mins.

Map picture

Barrow

A warm start, with sunshine wall to wall.

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Approaching Cossington lock on the River Wreake.

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With the River Wreake having joined the River Soar the navigation has become noticeably wider.

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Sileby lock.

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Sileby Mill.

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Interesting fuel pontoon at Sileby Mill.

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The waterside Inn at Mountsorrel lock.

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The bridge looks new but it is dated 1860.

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New development below Mountsorrel lock of Flemish style houses around a small marina.

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Approaching Barrow Deep lock with it’s traffic lights to indicate the state of the river.

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Having moored up below the lock we had lunch at The Boathouse.

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Whilst sat outside enjoying the warm sunny weather waiting for our lunch to be cooked this Lancaster flew overhead.

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After lunch we walked up to the High Street to do a small bit of food shopping, Jo wanted to get some salad stuff as the weather has warmed up.

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Looking down Bridge Street towards the river below the lock, and the Soar Bridge Inn and The Boathouse.

Keith.

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