Sunday 30th June 2013
The last day of June dawned bright, sunshine streaming in through our curtains.
After a leisurely breakfast we set off and joined "Brass Buckle" cruising towards Zouch Lock. The river is quite busy again today and there was someone already dropping in the lock when we arrived, and as we left boats were approaching so we didn't have to shut the gates.
At Bishop Meadow Lock we both used the facilities to get rid of some rubbish before continuing on to Loughborough.
It seemed strange to us not to stop in Loughborough, we have done every time we've been along here, but today we have decided to carry on to Barrow on Soar instead.
At Bridge 38, Nottingham Road Bridge, there's what looks like an old mill building which now displays the sign "3M Healthcare". On this side of the bridge is lovely little ivy covered house.
Barrow Deep Lock was the last we would share today as Brass Buckle was carrying on to Sileby.
At Barrow Mill Basin we stopped just long enough to chuck a can before finding a spot to tie up for the night. It's a fine spot, right by a weir where kids are playing in the water. Thankfully the H&S police haven't found out about it yet.
I took a wander up into the village, but it was mostly shut (Sunday).