Grimstock Country House Hotel
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2 days to go!
Paul reckons he is all packed. Ian and myself have got our stuff ready to be packed.
Early start on Tuesday morning will see us meeting for a cooked breakfast at a Bistro in Chadsmoor (Cafe really), so we will be looking for somewhere we can see the bikes!
The weather these last few days has been very sunny and warm. Let's just hope it continues on into next week and ...
It struck me that no matter what you are doing or what you are trying to achieve, big or small, it's important sometimes to just stop and seek out the inner calm that's in us all; because that too needs to be developed and appreciated.
Thursday 4th Barrow - on - Soar
Today, I actually left off my extra winter layers. The weather is really sunny and warm. I think summer has arrived.
The journey further along ...
We met up with Alan and Judy shortly after breakfast and set off in tandem with them down the locks to Leicester. It was fairly uneventful and very pleasant. This stretch of canal is really very pretty and we didn't see any signs of approaching a city until we were almost there. We were advised to moor at Castle Gardens as it is secure. There's room for about 4 boats on the pontoon and when we arrived, all the spaces were taken. The first moored ...
... the WiFi downstairs, then i went back to
the room, got ready for dinner.
I left the hostel, went for a walk to find a place for dinner, i found a few places but none sold food, eventually i found the pub closest to the hostel, went there, good service and good food. After a few drinks i went back to the hostel where i went to the common room, used the internet, watched this is the end, read and went off to bed.
... few weeks, being constantly wined and dined, numerous leaving parties and being showered with beautifully generous and unexpected gifts and well wishes for our travels, so thank you everyone for being so kind and thoughtful. It has made us realise what a fantastic circle of family and friends we have been blessed with, and it has been so lovely to catch up with those of you that we ...