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... for the night on bollards, just above the lock. The visitors
had mostly disappeared by about 8 o clock and we had a peaceful night there. It is a very busy section of this little used canal and boats and house boats line the opposite bank for over a mile.
We came up the double locks on our own. I could see from the way Bryan struggled that the locks were very stiff. We made slow progress through Long Eaton, which went ...
... years representatives and to welcome the three new successors, of which I am lucky to be one!
Listening to last year's scholars and what they have achieved left me feeling a few emotions;
1) Excited. I mean seriously, is this happening!?
2) Welcomed into a new, supportive and dynamic family.
3) Like I have a lot to ...
... br> Ian tells me we have some of his work friends from Belgium following our travels on this Blog. Feel free to make some comments everyone!
2 more sleeps in my own bed then, before I start having to share with one of The Chuckle Brothers. Must remember to pack my Chastity Belt!
I think we are all ready to go now. All looking forward to our Trip - it should be a good 10 days.
We decided on this castle for 2 reasons.
1. It has a tower that you can climb.
And 2. There's a secret tunnel. What else could you ask for in a castle.
The Castle was a Norman fortified manor house built in the 12th century by Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch, out of Breton, France. During the next three centuries it was extended by his relatives.
In 1643 Henry Hastings (the new owner) made a few additions to the castle, he ...
... scarf....a marvellous day ; one could spend ages here, and many people picnicking in the grounds.Poor Julie not feeling so good, so headed off to see a doctor; Pete and I had dinner at the local Fayre and Squayre pub, then went for a walk down the country lane...apparently through the Philosopher's Wood, to see the local manor house, now turned into an old folks home...with a bit of a longer walk home than we expected...good practice for the Coast to ...