Thursday, 16 January 2014

Ancient and modern at Normanton-on-Soar

8th April 2013

Continuing with my recap of last Easter's Leicester Ring Plus cruise there's an interesting juxtaposition of the old and the new at Normanton-on-Soar.

Going upstream you first get to St. James's Church ...

... and immediately beyond is this classy river-watcher's hideaway.

Or it could be a river-watcher's classy hideaway.

If this were my house - and if I were not boating - I think I'd spend all my time here.

This shows just how close to the church it is.

I hope it's flood-proof. On the same reach of the Soar, half a mile downstream, are some emergency moorings which give an indication of how high the water can get.

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