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... houses a retreat for a church organization. Then we drove around to see some of the places known to us by name only, but that were part of her families history back as far as 1700.
A quick stop at the grocery store and we were back in our room by about 1:30. We looked up some places of local interest, picked one out (despite its questionable ...
After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
... where the Common Folk Club takes place every Thursday. We had a warm welcome, and we sang Watercress and Well, Well, Well. There were lots of performers, with several singer / songwriters. Quite a few folksy pop songs, and not much traditional folk. It didn’t finish until 1115pm. We got a lift back to the boat.
No locks, 6 miles.
Fri 20th Sep
Thankfully Hugo was around in the morning as usual, so we guess he had plenty ...
... for the Merlin tour and the dungeon tour. We had some time so we wandered down to the mill and down to the trebuchet that was waiting to b e shot during the day. A wander through the castle (photography IS allowed) for about a half an hour found us ready to join the group at the Merlin Tour. It was OK, only going for about 15 minutes but had a dragon that spoke to people from behind a mirror.
Our next trek was to ...
We enjoyed a day going along the canal and both Derek and I had a turn at the helm under Peter's patient guidance. It was quite an experience going through a 2800yard tunnel and passing other boats in the darkness. We also went through two locks in both directions and learned how to open and close the lock gates. I was amazed how hard it was to do and take my hat off to Meagan who always gets the job of doing this while Peter handles the boat.
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