We set off from Willington yesterday morning and cruised to Shobnall fields. Weather showery and a bit windy but otherwise ok. We stopped here in the summer when we were entertaining the grandchildren as there is a play park nearby. This time though we only needed shopping and Lidl is only a 10 min walk. Also tackle shop nearby so Charlie purchased some maggots for fishing.
We set off today rather early as we were woken by one of our alarms going off! A bit disconcerting at 06.30. We decided we would have an early breakfast and set off . It was dry when we set off; then had a few light showers, followed by torrential rain. We did have waterproofs on but nevertheless still got soaked. Finally we decided to stop at Barton despite being beside the A38 and it still hasn’t stopped raining.
Below is Branston lock. I fished a fender out which happened to belong to a boat coming down as they had lost it 1 week earlier.