Our “Not very far – not very often” method of traversing the inland waterways got superseded by the more exiting “Not very far – but quite frequently” version this week.
Lapworth has been our home for a fortnight and we’ve had a lovely time here; we’ve been for walks all around the local area and it has been great fun to be in a touristy place just as the weather is picking up and spring is raising its head. There are flowers popping up everywhere, dozens of boingy lambs in the field opposite the boat and on a sunny Sunday we get to chat to lots of happy smiling people.
The next morning, with the promise of sunshine, we set off again and got as far as the Edstone Aqueduct before we conceded that there was a slight possibility that the weather-man might have been telling porkies. It turns out that as far as the rest of the country was concerned he hadn’t been - London had been warmer than Barcelona – it was just our little corner of Warwickshire that had been colder than Ann Widecombe.
This is Edstone Aqueduct; the longest in England, and only a bit shorter than the Pontypontycyclisty thingy in Wales.
So, anyway, as it’s Saturday and there’ll be loads of people about, that’s where we’re going tomorrow. (Four!!) It’s the day before Mother’s day and the plan is to be in the basin when Mum and Dad come to visit for the day on Sunday. Might go for Fish & Chips.