A great day today. The River Soar is really lovely. We enjoy cruising on rivers, but often (e.g. Trent, Severn & Thames) they are wide with large locks, but the Soar is much more intimate, with ‘normal’ sized locks.
We needed a pumpout so we stopped at Sileby Mill boatyard. The pumpout connection was on the wrong side, so after exiting the lock, Heddi winded in the boatyard entrance and reversed back to the service barge. Whilst I walked round and got ready to grab a rope.But I wasnt needed as she edged up the services perfectly. After doing the pumpout and buying some other bits, I turned the boat round again and we headed off. A short stop in Barrow on Soar to top up the water and a bit of shopping, then on to moor for the night about 1/2 a mile before Kegworth deep lock. It was a warm sunny evening so we sat outside on the topath until almost bedtime.