Trent Lock and Attenborough Nature Reserve, 19th November 2017

An excellent turnout (18) for Hilary's walk today ...
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... starting in the car park at Trent Lock ...
... and taking us to the junction of the Erewash Canal and the Trent.
Looking back up the Erewash Canal
Erewash meets Trent - a strategic intersection with the River Soar, River Derwent and Trent & Mersey Canal junctions not very far away
 Then it was along Cranfleet Cut ...
... and then beside the Trent before turning off to the Attenborough Nature Centre for lunch.
Some of the birds we might have seen (but didn't)
 After returning along the Trent ...
Something from the last Trent walk
... some of us ended up in the...
... for tea and cake and a look at some interesting canal-related artifacts in this former lock-keeper's cottage.
And finally, a glorious view of Ratcliffe Power Station, visible all day on the walk.
Coal making a comeback?  From 0% of UK demand five days ago to 25% three days ago!  All going to the French apparently.