Grimstock Country House Hotel
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2 days to go!
Paul reckons he is all packed. Ian and myself have got our stuff ready to be packed.
Early start on Tuesday morning will see us meeting for a cooked breakfast at a Bistro in Chadsmoor (Cafe really), so we will be looking for somewhere we can see the bikes!
The weather these last few days has been very sunny and warm. Let's just hope it continues on into next week and ...
... was wonderful. It is such a lovely river (when not in flood I hasten to add) and the weather was perfect and the song that begins - 'It's such a lovely day and I want to spend it with you' just kept popping into my head and reading Bryan's reflections at the end of the day was just amazing so I'll say no more, just share it with you.
Today just started out like the song, 'It's such a perfect day'. I ...
... there and we had a good wander around Leicester market. I took a walk on my own in the afternoon (and found my way back ok) and found Curve, which is a huge theatre. Quite an impressive building. As you go in you can walk around the auditorium, which is enclosed by a see through wall, and look up into the roof and see the tiers of lights and flats and everything else that goes on up there.
I had quite a job staying upright on the way back, as the wind was ...
... smaller statues. Falstaff is voted the favourite. I have my own theories on why but dare not voice them, we still have five weeks to travel together. Walking beside the lock, I am asked by a woman for a hand. She is off a long canal boat and is trying to fill the lock with water but one of the lower gates would open each time she went to the other gate to let the water flow in. We watch as the lock fills, the boat enters and the lock released of the ...
... White, red, now you're . . . ". So I made up my own: "Red, white, wait; open the gate. Red then white, close it all up." (I know it doesn't rhyme, who do you think I am, Yeats?) It was hard work (those gym sessions paid off), and after about an hour, we had made it to the top. There was a small shop where we got a well-deserved cup of tea. And we pushed off for our next ...