Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A dash to Loobaroo.

Yesterday we collected our 'crew' at Sawley and now have Luke and Annabelle with us for a few days which is nice. The wind yesterday was very chilling and on the exposed parts of the river was unpleasant. Although a Bank Holiday, the lack of boats is quite strange.

The levels on the Soar are fine with all the boards in the green, although some of the floodgates are still closed. The wind finally beat us into submission, and we spent the night at Zouch cut with an average meal at the Rose & Crown. 

Unfortunately, Jasper, our Border Terrier, has not been 100% this trip with a dose of 'the runs'. It has lasted four days so far and despite a diet of rice and eggs for a few days, he is no better. What did we ever do before 'Google' ?? A quick check for nearby vets pointed us to Meadow Lane Vets in Loughborough and they had an appointment at 10.10am. The engine was glad of the opportunity to be opened up on the river passing the lovely village of Normanton on Soar and we moored just below Loughborough Lock and set off walking using good old Google maps, arriving with five minutes to spare. We left twenty minutes later with two sets of medication and a much lighter wallet, but received an excellent service and had peace of mind that we had been. 
Jasper keeping watch
We had a good run up to Barrow and the sun has been lovely. We went as far as Sileby Mill before winding and mooring above Mountsorrel Lock. The sun on our backs sitting in the cratch has been very welcome this afternoon and tonight we ate at The Waterside Inn right next to the lock. A lovely meal and clearly very popular with the locals.

The Waterside Inn

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