Donington Manor Hotel
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... it was rather nice again.
The biggest problem with the rain was that it meant there was nowhere to sit, and standing at the back of the boat seems rather odd when you aren't in control of the tiller, plus Carrie moans that she can't see round me.
So we found my parents and grandparents walking down the canal towards us as we reached Hopwas, after a small debate we decided we would pull in and pick them up. It would be hard to outrun someone on ...
... so despite both me and Carrie being exhausted we limped our way into Armitage.
Once moored up it seemed like Carrie got a burst of energy so went blackberry picking, we then had a dinner of beans on toast with mushrooms followed by french toast with a kind of jam style coulis using the last of the fresh fruit.
... of a butterfly. We then decided the price was a little steep and we didn't have enough time to fully explore the place so headed back to the boat, on the way we found some fairy doors, numbered 2 and 3. With Carrie being a bit obsessed with trails, I'm surprised she didn't demand to stay to at least find door number 1.
But we had to make progress due to a plan to meet up with my parents and grandparents for lunch the next day.
So we are off to Rome, flying Ryanair from East Midlands Airport. East Midlands Airport has some terrible reviews as does Ryanair so what can go wrong. We decided to use the long stay parking as our return flight gets in at 10:30 pm and using buses or taxis could end up in failure. We prepaid for Long Stay Car Park 1 and arrive at the boom gates to see "Car Park Full" sign. Press the help button and told to use Long Stay Car Park 4. Eventually we get in and ...
... home and letting him continue his travels! Ian is a lovely Yorkshireman who has quite a thick accent and did all his travels with no maps! That is probably why he took so long to find his way home.
We also met Grant & Susan Johnson, who are the instigators and captains of Horizons Unlimited, as well as “The Wrinklies”, aka Colin & Dee Masters. Nick also met Ted Simon who is a world motorcycle adventurer ...