So did you get them?
I am talking about the thunderstorms last night. We sure did. The sky turned pitch black and then it began, thunder, lightening and eventually rain. The lightening was amazing, we were treated to a real light show. I am a huge lover of thunderstorms and just had to stand outside and watch it until the rain began to fall. Before going to bed the heat had dropped a little making it much more pleasant to sleep.
I was awake at 4.30 am all hot and bothered and listening to the thunder which had begun all over again. I got up at 5 am quietly so not to disturb Keith as he slept. I sat in the saloon listening to the thunder whilst drinking a nice cool drink. I stayed up until 5.30 am, and then went back to bed, settled into a nice deep sleep until 8 am when Keith climbed over me to make a cuppa. The thunder and lightening was still rumbling on in the distance and rain was steadily falling, it was going to be a wet walk for Paddy and I.
Up and dressed, Paddy and I set off for the first walk of the day and no sooner we stepped off the boat, it began to rain and then it poured and poured, so by the time we got back to the boat we were both soaked, but it was so refreshing to the skin and the heat seemed to have gone from the air.
Keith and I had thought we may just stay put with the weather being so indifferent, but after lunch the sun began to shine and so we decided we would make a move.
At 1.15 pm it was goodbye to Holme Pierpont and its beautiful surroundings, I really enjoyed watching the canoeists.
Nottingham Princess the trip boat, had winded at the lock and was now following us.
First sighting of Nottingham.
Modern and traditional.
We turned right before Trent Bridge and we were back on to the Nottingham Canal.
We stopped at the sanitary station above Meadow Lane Lock to empty one of the cassettes. The toilets and shower are out of commission due to abuse and will not be in use until further notice. I find it sad that people feel the need to abuse something which really are so useful to boaters.
Onward into Nottingham.
Castle Lock was in our favour, which was an added bonus.
We moored up not long after leaving the lock, this will do for the day.