River Soar – Loughborough to Thurmaston – 6 hours, 11 miles and 5 locks
After a fond farewell to Ali and Neil after I had fed them last night (at least that way I know that they have had a decent meal for once!) we set off on our own this morning for the first time (in this boat!). We cruised to Barrow on Soar where we used the ‘felicities’ at Barrow Boating - got rid of the rubbish, filled the water tank and emptied both loo cassettes in preparation for a days’ cruising through Leicester tomorrow. The Soar is lovely along this stretch, and we couldn’t have had better weather.
Tomorrow we will make an early(ish!) start to get through Leicester, heading for Kilby Bridge – I must unpack my muscles before we set off as we have about 17 locks to do!