Thursday, December 08, 2011

Best Waterway 2011–a gem.

Aaaargh! Deciding on a Best Waterway seems impossible.  Each has its joys and its flaws.  The (small) people’s vote gives it to the Thames, and had we cruised it in better weather I might well have enjoyed it enough to make it a winner.  Also we didn’t make it to the “upper Thames” which is an area we love through our old camping days.
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

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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.

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the scary weirs,
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and the meandering clear water.  Lovely.

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Sorry Thames.  Sorry Oxford canal.  The remoteness and intimacy of this river won me over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh good - I love it too!