It’s not a race to achieve distance and it is beneficial to stop and smell the roses. Hang on, it is seasonally not time for the roses. So it is spring and the countryside is full of bluebells, daisies, dandelions and blossoming trees.
|Kegworth Deep Lock round the bend|
After leaving Barrow-on-Soar we passed through Loughborough and moored above the Kegworth Deep Lock under the East Midlands Airport Flight Path. The plane traffic is few and far between, not like the continuous 2 minute gap of craft coming in to land at Heathrow Airport. Mostly the planes are domestic flights (the Kegworth Air Disaster occurred on 8 January 1989) as well as Easyjet and Ryanair and others from the ‘homogenised’ countries of Europe.
|St. Andrews Church, Kegworth|
But no time for plane-spotting, there was rural walking to do with Della and interior finishing and decorating works to be done on DB. We have been living aboard DB for 2 years, now, and we need to get her finished indoors! I had a meltdown trying to get the surfaces prepared to a suitable standard so I could paint them.
|Good mooring while working on DB|
Chris took over the task, and got the job moving. It’s not the first time I have had to ‘make good’ work but I was struggling with the tube of filler where the filler was reluctant to leave the tube, if you get my drift.
|Gotta be done|
But the epiphany was when I was handed the filler’s filler dream. It fills cracks, followed along with a nail-free fingertip to smooth it and finally a damp cloth to smooth it more and the job is done ready for painting. It’s a kind magic. A result and no more tears of frustration and inadequacy!
Result, the bedroom is finished and the bathroom is almost done.
Enough for a pat on the back and agree to leave the River Soar and cruise to the Trent and Mersey Canal. I think it is one of the joys of boat life where the decision to move impulsively is carried out without obstacles. It took us a day to get to Stenson Lock.