The Unicorn Inn
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... Thanks for following along, it's been fun and gratifying to know friends and family have been on the trip with us.
Many have commented it was "the trip of a lifetime". Well, yes... but we hope not, more one of our trips during our lifetime. We're already thinking about where to go next.
Midge and David
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Yesterday Avery and I took a bus to the nearby Chatsworth mansion, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It is extremely ritzy and has roughly one million rooms and had just been decorated for the Christmas season. Many dukes have come and gone and made changes to the house and ...
... about to step in when another one of the group dressed with his face painted like a kitty cat, ears on his head, and a velvet tail on his butt, grabbed the guys arm and told him "Step off, mate" and freed the girl. The drunken man mumbled something negative about us while we walked away. I was impressed by kitty cat man and surprised that didn't lead to a fight. All the bars we visited were named after animals and the last one ...
Carrie got us to the Knowle locks at around 3. They are a set of 5 double width locks. In order to save water you are meant to wait for 45 minutes to see if another boat comes along so we sat and waited. Giving up we set off down the locks, in order to conserve water you need to make sure when emptying an upper lock you have to have opened the next lock so it fills, basically the idea is that the water travels down the locks with you. ...
... spot. Clear views all around, lots of light, no trees overhanging, not a building in sight and a field of sheep opposite. Apparently, if I go down to the next bridge I will find a church, an acclaimed model village, craft shop, artists studios and a teashop plus a garden centre and a village store. I expect I'll go explore it while Bryan cooks ...