27 July 2007

Kilby Bridge

We are now breakfasting at Kilby Bridge on the Grand Union Leicesterline, having aborted our voyage on the River Soar to the Trent.


After leaving Leicester City Centre, a very nice secure mooring virtually in the city centre, we went down river to Birstall where we stayed a couple of nights, Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday evening was a bit fraught with the local yobs unmooring an unattended boat and later on two little girls stealing one of our solar lights off the roof!


With the promise of dreadful weather on the Friday we moved on to the head of the next lock, Thurmaston to ride out the storm. The water rose about three feet! We had access to the local ASDA, sanitary station and a large shopping centre. We were very comfortable.


We were able to leave Thurmaston on Tuesday and we decided to abort our river trip and return to the canal section. We are now making our way slowly back to Crick via Market Harborough.




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