Photographer's Note

Taken once again at my favourite time of day 6.30AM, after weeks of rain the sun came out, the floods have receded enough to allow me to venture out with my camera.
This is a shot at Mountsorrel basin close to where I live and is of a Houseboat that in all the years (many) that I have visited this place has never moved, you can see trees and plants growing around it and indeed from it. I guess it will never sail again. Below, for those interested a short history of Mountsorrel’s canal.
Very little P/P just a re size and sharpening done in Capture NX
Once the most profitable waterway in England, the Soar is a tranquil, meandering river navigation extending for 28 miles through Leicestershire.
The River Soar is a well-kept secret, meandering in peaceful isolation through delightful scenery. Amazingly, it was once the most profitable commercial navigation in Britain. Now it accommodates pleasure boats of all sizes - river cruisers, narrowboats, canoes and dinghies. Attractive villages such as Mountsorrel alternate with quiet river meadows, and often your only companions will be swans on the river and express trains on the adjacent railway.
The River Soar continues the line of the Grand Union Canal northward from Leicester to the River Trent. It steadily grows in size and depth as it approaches the confluence with the Trent. It is rich in wildlife and almost entirely rural. Flooding is comparatively common in winter

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