Shadow tied up to the floating pontoon at Castle Gardens in the middle of Leicester
This year has been one of the best for boating. 2009 started with us at Newbold on Avon on our way back from an icy cruise to Coventry; in March I moved a boat for a friend down the Grand Union; at Easter we took Shadow from Stockton Top Marina via Leicester to Tattenhall Marina; and in October we cruised down the Montgomery Canal to the limit of navigation. New territory (aquitory?) for us was the Market Harborough arm; the Leicester Section north of Foxton; the Soar Navigation; the Trent to Shardlow; the Trent and Mersey from Shardlow to Fradley; and the Montgomery (northern section).