We were moored up before midday today at Trent Bridge! How exciting is that? I found it quite bazar to see canoeists travelling past and these huge sight-seeing boats coming up behind us in these huge expanse of space. Cruised on under Trent Bridge……….it just felt crazy. Cannot believe that we are on a narrowboat, on the river and we have moored up here for the rest of the day.
There was a reason for coming this way as best friends of ours Nancy & Roger are now living in Nottingham literally 5 minutes from Trent Bridge so we have had lunch out with them at Trent Bridge ( definitely recommend this place to eat) and a quick ride out to see Nancy’s new home (gorgeous!!) and then back to the boat for a cuppa.
Sitting this evening we have actually managed to have the side hatch doors open as it has been raining all day. Heard this shouting from a man who sounded a real task master!! People were having training on the canoes and this particular one had a dragon on the front. He sounded like a Sergeant Major!! He certainly made them work hard.
This weekend is Nottingham River Festival so we have been lucky to get a mooring spot today because as from Friday there is no mooring allowed on the section where we are today. Everywhere else along the river was filling up fast!
I know to some people they might just take this for granted but today has seemed quite unbelievable. I feel it is quite remarkable that we are sitting her tonight watching this surreal world go by outside.