Trent BridgePosted: April 13, 2014
We hadn’t really planned to go any further but seeing Holme Lock any half plans were shelved. Ginormous, big enough to hold 21 double-decker buses, at the moment it stands empty. Scheduled work escalated into a much bigger job, planned finish is now end of May – consequently the moorings are busy with a few people moored in-line on a very long wait for the re-opening…
A bit of reverse then a turn in front of the weir, we ploughed on against the flow. Having done very little upstream big river cruising (Tescos K&A onto the Thames), the pace came as a bit of a shock. Without flooring it we did cut through the water easily enough but the trip involved a fair bit of toe curling, willing the engine upstream. The journey was not enhanced by a burning smell wafting over the river from time to time, Murk was turfed from his bed for a quick engine bay inspection at one point.
Under Trent Bridge, moored outside Country Hall before walking into Nottingham to pick up the latest myByBox, replacement ipad screen – eeek, ouch.