On Wednesday we took the bus into Coventry by walking back passed Hawkesbury Junction in the beautiful sunshine to Longford where we found the bus stop.
A couple of shots of Hawkesbury Junction in the morning sunshine.
Arriving in Coventry we walked to the Canal Basin to find it virtually deserted. We were hoping to get a coffee and a bun and sit in the sunshine but no cafe. Out of the few “units" which were occupied we could have had our nails done or had a body piercing! (but that’s all)
The iconic statue of James Brindley in Coventry Basin.
The lovely old weighbridge office at the Basin – not in great condition unfortunately.
The 10 ton weighbridge by Avery who make kitchen scales as well!
When we arrived back at the boat we continued on for an hour or so to find a nice quiet mooring (apart from the trains!) Ideal for Oscar and lovely views over the countryside. We guessed we probably wouldn’t me moving on Thursday as it was forecast to rain for most of the day.
Moored after bridge 19 and the “pinch point” AND at the end of the fairway!
As you can see Thursday was very wet so we didn’t move. We did manage a few walks in between the showers with Oscar and went and picked a few bags of sloes to make some sloe gin for Christmas.
The view out of the front of the boat this morning. Last night we were joined by nb ‘Jemima’. Today we will travel onto the village of Brinklow, and stop around lunchtime for a walk into the village.