With rain forecast later (we aim to avoid boating in the rain), we set off from Trent Lock at 0840 and steamed from the Trent to the Soar … Kegworth Deep Lock, Normanton, Zouch (pronounced Zotch, we’re told) and back to our mooring right beside the Albion pub. We gave Toby a decent walk into town via the Organ Grinder (a Blue Monkey Brewery pub – we had some Infinity (quite good) and some Marmoset (OK) – a great place!) and then the Queen’s park. A beautiful park with magnificent flower beds, a bandstand and even an aviary. We also got Toby’s blue ball stuck in a tree (how does Steven do that??). We asked a kid (Assim?) to help with his small football but no luck – we even got that stuck too – really embarrassing!! Then a group of students came over and some lads climbed onto one another’s shoulders and pulled bits of tree down until the ball fell . Cheers, guys.
Time to return to boat to chill …
Viv takes the helm … not much she can hit, she says on the wide river Soar
Seems to be a pecking order here – seagulls on top, ducks below
We passed Pinxton Roses – all safe and snug at the Soar Boating Club!