Mercure Stafford South Hatherton House Hotel
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... pushing him in.
The place we chose to meet up was a little awkward as there was nowhere near to park the car with the shopping in, but I managed to haul it all the way back to the boat.
After quite a lot of traveling over the past couple of days, it seemed sensible to stick around in Hopwas for a while. So Carrie decided to have a nap while I watched a film. Then it was a dinner of cheese sandwiches and some muffins, which my Nan brought us.
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 ...
We stopped for lunch just south of Great Haywood, but first we went through Tixall Wide. Basically Tixall House didn't want their view spoilt by a canal, so it was disguised as a lake. Seems like a clever way to disguise a canal, and is quite an impressive thing as you come round the corner to find a massive expanse of water before you.
We stopped a little further on for lunch at a nice little lock side restaurant which gave us ...
Not a lot to write about today. Up around 5:00am and then into two cars for the drive back to Heathrow via the car rental depot. Bob and Lorraine Phillips will travel with me in one car while Gill and Colin Cooke will take the second car. The others are all leaving later in various configurations as not everyone is going to Heathrow today.
We are to follow Gill as he has the GPS ...
... his bowling at Winchcombe that helped him get his 'mojo' back.
Eventually we leave and make the half hour drive to Lichfield. Lichfield is a cathedral city in Staffordshire,situated about 26 km north of Birmingham with a population of around 35,000. Notable for its three-spired medieval cathedral and the burning of witches in the village square, Lichfield is the birthplace of Samual Johnson, the writer of the first ...