Holiday Inn Rugby/Northampton
Travel Blogs from Crick
... as we will be camping in between hotel stays. The plan is to upgrade and renew a few of the things that wear out over time so we end up with something über reliable. For those who know a thing or two about 4x4 cars, this has full time 4 wheel drive, electronic diff locks leather seats and will seat 8 comfortably, though in our case it will be two plus a boot full of things you need when doing a trip like this. More details ...
... and done competently but the spitting and swearing and several bitter comments about band politics were out of place at a family festival. I’ve no problem with swearing – in fact I quite enjoy it – but there are lots of children present. Spitting – well I do have a problem with that, especially when it is an unnecessary affectation and as for the rehearsal of old rows with people in other bands you’ve been in – well honestly, along with ...
... of wind turbines in the fields. Every vista features a cluster of the white giants looming over crops and livestock. Of course, it is difficult to admire the scenery when pressured by traffic to travel at 70 mph! Nottingham meant an outing to Sherwood Forest and we were lucky enough to stumble across a group of enthusiastic history buffs who had created a medieval village in a clearing. It turns out that Isobel ...
... eventually get a taxi and meet me there.
As I left the pub an annoying drizzle started. The further I got from shelter, the heavier the rain got until eventually I relented and stopped under a tree to put a waterproof on, realising when I did that I also had Julie’s waterproof with me. Seemed like a good idea when we packed for the weekend. By the time I got to the park entrance it was raining hard and people without kagoules or umbrellas ...
Monday - Wormleighton Hill (between bridge 331 - 130)
miles - 4.5
locks - 0
Lit the fire this evening for the first time. Autumn is coming.
Tuesday - Napton
miles - 6.5
locks - 9
Was reminded today how beautiful it is on this stretch. If I lived in Napton I would walk up and down the locks at least once a week as the countryside is so gorgeous.
Wednesday - Braunston