Friday, 5 March 2010

Gunthorpe Lock

While in Nottinghamshire we stopped off at The Unicorn for lunch (good value, good service, range of real ales) at Gunthorpe Lock, on the River Trent.
A wide array of boats there, narrow boats in excellent condition and one being restored, different cruisers and wide barges, plus a marina and boatyard opposite with more narrow boats in hiding.
A jolly Cornishman whose name I didn't catch has (on the right) this 60 foot live-aboard, "Kookaburra" in excellent condition, including  a boatman's cabin. All freshly painted and very well maintained. His girlfriend lives next door (the boat on the left) and today, apart from giving Brasso to everything in sight, he was practising on his newly acquired klaxon to the general amusement of local dogs, who joined in.

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