Monday, 19 October 2009

Pretty but shallow

No, not a description of the latest girl band but rather of the Ashby Canal. It meanders 20 miles through largely rural Leicestershire countryside (as well as past the big Triumph factory) but is shallow in many places and a bit of a struggle.
So I have to confess that for the first time on the trip we decided to give up and turn around rather than face another ten miles of mud-plugging to the end and then a long slow trip back in failing weather.
We've been on shallower, narrower dead-end canals but somehow the scenery of the Caldon or the ultimate destination of the Peak Forest proved more of an incentive than the affable rather than awesome Ashby. Sorry.

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