Well I got to see two Water Voles, one yesterday evening swimming across the canal and one this morning swimming against the far bank.
We were away a little before 10am this morning but there had already been 4 boats past. The visitor moorings at Sutton Cheney By the café have been rebuilt. I didn't know that the Ashby Canal Association actually supplied the materials to install these mooring and have now reused the removed materials to build seats and tables by their visitor center. Recycling recycled materials.
I feel sure this bridge at Gopsall Wharf was in this condition last time we came this way last summer it must be a low priority crossing.
The canal was originally build broad all the way to the stop lock at Marston Junction.
Since we arrived a hire boat has left so there are just the two of us, there was a shared ownership boat came up but they just winded an left straight a way.