Days Inn Donington
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... boat anyway.
We went to the Tame Otter which is a Vintage Inn for a nice lunch and then I went to the supermarket with my mum while Carrie had the fun of giving my dad and grandparents a trip down the canal.
Apparently the biggest problem for Carrie was trying to control my dad who just wanted to go rather fast and steer into the overhanging willow trees to make his parents have to duck out of the way. But she survived without my dad crashing, ...
We had a destination of Hopwas to reach for lunch time on the 12th so the plan was to get as far as we could before mooring up for the night.
I had hoped we would reach Armitage but it looked doubtful, the only reason we made it was due to not finding reasonable moorings. All we found was private moorings and permit ...
... meals which was good as the plan was to just keep going as late as we could and stop when we ran out of energy or light. But first we stopped at Shugborough Hall.
We basically snuck in the back entrance, we passed by a closed booth that said we had to go to another reception to buy a ticket costing £15 each. We headed off towards where we had to pay but stopped off at the butterfly garden where Carrie spent ages trying to get a ...
... just 10 minutes walk from her. The view is just beautiful and the weather has been kind to us. The heating in the van is superb anyway. We are hooked up to electricity. There are few other vans, so very quiet. A friend has lent us a car since yesterday as they have gone on holiday and I managed to do a big shop for all the basics. We are going to Bristol this coming weekend with Edna to see Tom. We have booked the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao for the 3 ...
What a busy day on the River and the Trent & Mersey Canal, never seen so many boats and people enjoying the River and the towpaths.
Where the River Soar finishes and meets the River Trent we take a left turn to the Trent and Mersey Canal to spend 10 days or so until the River Trent ...