In the end, I ask myself the question, “Which waterway am I most looking forward to cruising again?” Maybe it’s because it was fresh and new to us, but I’m going to give the Award for Best Waterway 2011 to : . .
The River Soar
I loved it the minute we turned onto it from the River Trent. The quirky lock gates left open so you can shoot through. The cattle grazing in the water meadows.
the scary weirs,
and the meandering clear water. Lovely.
Sorry Thames. Sorry Oxford canal. The remoteness and intimacy of this river won me over.