When we came out of there we went into Sainsburys and picked up a few provisions before heading back to Derwent6. The basin was quite full but as we arrived someone was trying to turn and would have side swiped us all but Del jumped on and pushed them away with instructions on how to steer.
After cleaning the prop and taking off a coal bag, we set off with great care...
We moved very slowly and still picked up three things on the way, there is so much rubbish in this section of the canal and it will put people off if something isn't done about it. We passed another boat coming towards the basin and he cleared the way for us to get back to Hawkesbury Junction. Things got a lot better then as we made our way up to the Ashby canal. After a difficult turn in, it just got better. It was so pretty along this section, but narrow and a bit shallow in places.
After a couple of miles we decided we would moor up even though it was shallow. We couldn't get right in, but it was a lovely spot.