Category: Soar

Buddying Up with another Narrowboat on the Trent & Mersey Canal

Written on Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 in Canals I moor up my narrowboat in some fantastic places on both the River Soar and the Trent & Mersey Canal. I buddy up with another boat through some locks and Molly has lots of cuddles. River Soar location: Lat 52.850413 Long -1.271807 Trent & Mersey location: http://link.journeywi...

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Nearly Capsized my Narrowboat TWICE! Leicester – 49

Written on Monday, 21st May, 2018 in Canals

I head south towards the city of Leicester. I went through a lock where a volunteer was on hand to help me. However, I got chatting to him and my centre line, that was connected to my narrowboat, got tighter and tighter. The rope had wrapped around itself and started to pull the roof of...

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River Soar Floods whilst I’m on it! Loughborough – 48

Written on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 in Rivers

I start travelling south from Zouch to the town of Loughborough. I then ventured out onto the River Soar once again. When I started, the river level was in the green but quickly rose to dangerous red levels. I needed to pass a number of powerful weirs and the narrowboat had to fight against the...

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