A pipe bridge carrying large water pipes over the Trent
Densie (second from left) moored in Shardlow
The morning was bright, and sunny but cool when we left Sawley just before 9am. Throuigh Sawley flood locks onto the River Trent where we passed under the M1 and then to Derwent Mouth Lock where we joined the Trent & Mersey Canal. We had a 20 minutes stop in the next village of Shardlow whilst we waited for our friend, John, to join us. Then, in increasingly warm weather, steadily up the deep and wide Shardlow, Aston, Weston, Swarkestsone (where John left us) and Stenson Locks, accompanied for most of the journey by Narrowboat "Lapwing". Sharing the big locks with another boat makes things easier and faster, especially when ascending.
We moored just after Stenson Lock at 3pm tired from our 11 mile journey.