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... left to fill in the afternoon. Turns out we were right about the appeal, but we did some shopping and were back bi about 4pm.
At shortly after 5:00 we headed to the pub for dinner, which serves an awesome grilled haddock
with chips and mushy peas. Now at 7pm, we are in our room having coffee/tea and winding down.
Off to York tomorrow !
... bags and ran .... following Susan bless her heart I dont know how she knew but up the stairs over the platform down the stairs and around to the train (with lots of other people) we crammed on and found room for our luggage and sat a little spread out just trying to find a seat. We got in about 6;30 and didn't have too far to walk (4blocks) and got to our B&B St Edmonds. Dropped off our heavy luggage and went to find Old Cannononi Brewery. Susan found ...
... pass they just ignored us. Peter waited until the canal got a bit wider and then shouted to them to move over as he overtook them. The idiot driving the boat in front appeared to deliberately turn its bow straight into our boat as we overtook. Peter and Meagan both gave him a piece of their mind and assured us it was not usual behaviour.
We returned to our starting spot for the night and went to the local pub for dinner before retiring to the boat to ...
... and grounds are entirely of the Baron's own making. Constructing the house was quite the undertaking. The workers had to lay 11 miles of pipe, build a new gasworks (which in turn required a branch railway), the entire top of Lodge Hill had to leveled, they dug foundations 30 feet deep to find solid ground, and re-shaped the terrain. While this house looks back and imitates the French Loire valley chateux that the Baron loved, this house also ...
... we left, so we only went as far as bridge 109 before mooring for the night. A bit noisy from the trains, which were every two minutes (West Coast Main Line)
3 locks, 5 miles
Fri 17th May
J rose early and went for a walk. Saw a lapwing, and heard a cuckoo between trains. Discovered we had moored behind the cheese boat, but no-one was in sight.
Pleasant sunshine and no wind this morning. No boats to share with for ...