Before pulling pins we had a quick look around Mercia Marina at Willington … You never know one day we might need one for a
day month or two. I think we would prefer Barton marina as it is £90 a month cheaper and seems to have more of what we would want in a marina. Plus the lady in reception who we spoke too certainly seemed to put us at ease and confirm what we have been told by other boaters that it is a very friendly marina which welcomes liveaboards.
After four and a half hours cruising we picked up a mooring just before Shardlow lock . Tomorrow hopefully if we can get Curly out of her
Pit bed we will make an early start and drop down onto the river Trent.