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Sawley Marina #1

I have shown a few shots from the inland marina at Sawley, a small village not too far from us, on previous occasions. We called in on the way back from Long Eaton last May and had a quick walk round the part that is open to the general public. It used to be open right through but I guess modern times means more stringent security measures on behalf of the boat owners. This particular part of the marina seems to cater for larger craft, indeed these have something of the look of the type of boats one would be more used to seeing over the Channel in European waterways.

 

Sawley Marina #1

I have shown a few shots from the inland marina at Sawley, a small village not too far from us, on previous occasions. We called in on the way back from Long Eaton last May and had a quick walk round the part that is open to the general public. It used to be open right through but I guess modern times means more stringent security measures on behalf of the boat owners. This particular part of the marina seems to cater for larger craft, indeed these have something of the look of the type of boats one would be more used to seeing over the Channel in European waterways.

 

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Dec 2013, 02:47
Great shot of a very interesting place, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, we enjoy stopping off here every so often, it is, I'm told, the largest inland marina in the U.K.
Very nice - I like the red leaves in the foreground against the blue of the water...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, and as you can see it was a lovely spring morning.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2013, 07:22
This all looks very civilised, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is, a nice place to visit with a couple of shops and a very good restaurant.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2013, 07:40
This could be Holland!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it could Chris, as I said I think the boats look very much like ones you might see over there.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Dec 2013, 09:48
Soon there will be more boats inland than outland Brian.
Brian Walbey: Sawley is apparently the largest inland marina in the U.K.so I read, there are scores of boats moored up, especially narrow boats.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 5 Dec 2013, 10:04
I think they are using Lombardy poplars for guardsmen.
Brian Walbey: Whatever they are they are a fine line of trees aren't they.
Well framed with the red Photinia
the Lombardy poplars also add a lot.
Brian Walbey: Indeed they planting looks good here Martin.
What a beautiful image Brian.. the red flowers complement the river and boats..
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aderonke, it is a place we we enjoy visiting from time to time.
You couldn't ask for a more pleasant looking marina, Brian. You've captured it beautifully and even managed to get a swimming duck in the scene as well.
Brian Walbey: yes it is a very nice place to stop at from time to time, and it has quite a good restaurant as well.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Dec 2013, 15:29
First i tought we are in Nederland, but then I read your fine information - a beautifully composed photo! Sorry, I'm always a bit smiling when I read the word "European ..." as if GB wouldn't belong to Europe - it is also a part of cultural and geographical and ...Europe!
Brian Walbey: Old habits die hard Philine, especially among we older Englanders. I suppose I don't use the word "European" very often because, whilst I am happy to be part of the wider community, I am far from happy at the way things are progressing to a point when none of our countries governments will have the freedom to make their own laws and decisions, but a small coterie of unelected bureaucrats in Brussels will make decisions on behalf of all of us regardless of what we, the people really want! Sorry rant over.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Dec 2013, 17:17
I thought of Europe as a geographical and cultural term - Europe cannot be identical with EU or Euro! I agree in many points with your feeling and your critical meaning!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Dec 2013, 18:38
I like the duck! He's cruising through admiring the boats that we can't get to. I like the red leaves, too; they complement the blues nicely.
Brian Walbey: I didn't notice the duck when I took the shot, it certainly fills the water area.
  • Sylvie
  • United States
  • 5 Dec 2013, 18:38
Beautiful boats !
Brian Walbey: Yes they are quite large compared with most of the craft on our inland waterways.
Beautiful shot Brian and the duck is a bonus
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, I didn't notice the duck when I took the picture.
A wonderful scene through these trees Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes this is a popular stopping off place for us, there is a nice restaurant, but as i said, one can no longer get very near to the boats.
Some fine looking craft Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes they are a bit larger than our narrow boats, I'm showing some of them tomorrow.
Looks like a nice place on a fine day.
Brian Walbey: It is John, we often like to stop for a while, there is also a reasonable restaurant there open to the general public.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 5 Dec 2013, 21:40
Love the popular trees
Brian Walbey: Look good don't they.
Lots to view here. Nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.
Nice sight, I'd like to be there
Brian Walbey: It is a favourite place we often stop off at on the way home from our daughters home.

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