Thursday, April 4, 2013

A bad case of wind...

....of the meteorological type of course. The last couple of days have been hard going in the strong winds. At least we can wrap up warm and it has remained dry. Luke and Annabelle have been great company and are leaving us in the morning. They have been a great help at the locks and have made wonderful breakfasts the last couple of mornings and Luke has kept the fire in well.

The Soar has been very quiet but enjoyable. As we approached the junction with the Trent, we passed James and Amy on nb Willow travelling in the opposite direction. They read our blog and it was a shame we couldn't stop and say hello...maybe some other time. We were glad to finally moor up at Sawley cut for the night and enjoyed a lovely homemade chilli. 
Lovely view of the church at Normanton-on-Soar
This morning the wind was just as strong. Louise decided to walk the dogs up to Derwent Mouth rather than ride the waves of the river. We had a brief respite from the wind at Weston as we passed below the Ukranian Centre but unfortunately it was short lived. At Stenson, Luke and Annabelle stopped off at the coffee shop for hot chocolate and cake and we continued on to Findern and moored behind Nadee again and tonight we have enjoyed a fabulous Indian meal. 

Tomorrow we plan to call in at Midland Chandlers at Mercia Marina for some bits and bobs as they have 20% off everything for the day, before we head to Branston to meet up with friends for a few beers. Let's hope the wind finally relents and we can have some enjoyable cruising.

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