|Looking the other way|
Sorry guys didn’t realise it has been more than a week since I’d written anything here. By Wednesday of last week we had visited Stoke Golding and were once again back at Hinckley. This so we could stock up at Tesco, followed by a busy morning writing Christmas cards and a trip to the post office. On Friday we moved about a mile southward, filling with water and deciding to stay there for the night, when we hadn’t even had our lunch. Saturday morning found us frozen in again! Tho’ once again we were lucky with a passing boat breaking the ice before we set off. We turned eastward on to the Coventry canal back towards Hawkesbury Junction. This was to meet up with friends Max and Lindsay at the Greyhound, where we had a lovely meal on Sunday. Although the canal carries on into Coventry we thought we would catch the bus. So Monday morning found us catching the bus into the centre. We went to the Transport Museum, which was very interesting and spent a pleasant afternoon wondering around the shops and looking at the Christmas lights and decorations. About 4 we were back at the bus stop for the ride back. Unfortunately when we got off the bus we found we had gone in the wrong direction and were completely the wrong side of town!! It had been dark so we couldn’t really see where we were going. Luckily it was only 10 minutes until a bus into town and another 10 minutes for the connection back to Hawkesbury. We finally made it back on board just after 7!! Luckily there was still plenty of gravy in the chicken stew which Paul had left cooking on top of the stove!! Yesterday we turned and made our way back once again to Hinckley, doing a good turn on the way. We came up behind a boat which was going VERY slowly. He waved us past and we ended up towing him for a couple of miles until we were turning off. Seemed he had a small electric engine and his generator wasn’t working properly. When we asked where he was going he said Llangollen. Just hope he didn’t expect to spend Christmas there as it’s a long way yet. Don’t think he had a map as he asked if the next junction was the Trent and Mersey! We wished him good luck and waved goodbye! Today we have been to The Lime Kilns for lunch to meet with Dave and Joan, friends from Birstall, not far from here by car. Not seen them for a couple of years so it was good to catch up. Probably tomorrow we will go into the marina, then on Friday we get the hire car ready to drive south on Saturday. First to Paul’s cousin Alison and Paul in Taunton for one night, then on to Plymouth on Sunday until the new year.
So for now Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.