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.
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.