And back! Day 8 on the Ashby

Today, we reached the summit! Yea, the end of the Ashby Canal. We set off in the rain from Shackerstone and found a stretch of lovely, wide deep canal with over-hanging trees. We was all wrapped up against the rain and cold and, in fact it was quite enjoyable. An hour so later and we reached the end, after a short and dodgy tunnel.

The tunnel and dire warnings of only one way traffic etc

You can go on beyond here but turning space for 52 footers only.

We swung the boat early and then John turned around too.

Right – the return trip – on to Market Bosworth …

Some early bluebells

Unusual vista at Shackerstone and on to Market Bosworth:

Moored up just before the new marina

We did wander round – still a lot of work still to do but it looks a nice place with excellent washrooms and licensed shop with plans to put a bistro on the first floor.