We wanted to crack on today, so we left Gunthorpe, Notts at 0830 to continue our journey up the Trent. The river so far has been very kind to us: not too much water and not too little. There's been no flooding and we haven't hit any shallows.
Bridges are rare over the lower Trent owing to the river's width and its propensity to flood. The railway viaduct at Radcliffe has a large number of arches carrying the tracks over the flood plain.
And Jan successfully prevented Robin Hood loosing off his arrow.
Less than half a mile of river to go now; then it's back on the Trent and Mersey as we head to The Taft just beyond Rugeley for a Boaters' Christian Fellowship weekend event. Now, what have we got to bring ...?
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