Nottingham

We are now moored on the Trent in Nottingham just a few yards from Trent Bridge Cricket ground. Today has been cold and wet. Mostly drizzly rain, but standing out in it for over over 7 hours wasn’t particularly pleasant!
The Trent has lots of bird life. Today we have seen ducks (tufted & mallard), geese (greylag & Canada), swans, kingfishers, cormorants, grebes, herons, common gulls, etc. We occasionally see a cormorant on the Severn, but around here they are more common than herons. They like to perch on posts or dead trees drying off their wings.

Cormorant on a post
Cormorant on a post

A Gaggle of Geese
A Gaggle of Geese

Today was the last day of the main Trent, though we have a couple of short sections between the Nottingham canal and the Trent & Mersey canal to do tomorrow.
We have been considering changing our route back to Kinver and going via the Birmingham & Fazley and the Tame Valley canal. Haven’t quite decided yet.

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