Today was a very cold and windy day so we decided not to go very far. We were originally planning to reach the Hope and Anchor near Syston on Sunday night but as it will be Wednesday before the Hobbins come to visit we have decided to take out time reaching there.
We need to get some diesel soon but East Midlands Boat Services are a bit expensive and we have been told Sileby Mill are fairly reasonable on price. We shared Zouch Lock with a couple who are based at Barrow and then carried on to the moorings below Bishop Meadow Lock.
We will stop in the center of Loughborough on our way through tomorrow for a quick shopping trip and then it will be on to somewhere between Barrow and Sileby for Sunday night.
Today's journey 4.4 miles and 1 lock
So far this year we have travelled 761.6 miles, 598 locks, 50 swing bridges, 23 lift bridges and 27 tunnels
In 2011 we travelled 461.4 miles, 444 locks, 3 swing bridges, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels
During 2010 we travelled 740.3 miles, 642 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 25 tunnels
Since Ray retired we have travelled 1963.3 miles, 1684 locks, 106 swing bridges, 61 lift bridges and 67 tunnels