In need of exercise on Saturday we walked to Stoke Golding, arriving in time for the little corner shop to be closed for lunch, only one thing for it, but to drop in to one of the pubs for a little refreshment.
The church, which is one of Leicester’s finest, was locked, but a sign says that the key is available from a nearby house. A magnificent key allowed us entry into this charming church that has been built in to halves, with ornate supporting columns running down the centre of the church. The wind was now very strong and helped us on our way back to the boat.
Sunday was as forecast, extremely wet and windy and we stayed hunkered down, reading Saturday’s papers and watching DVD’s, eventually escaping for a walk to the village of Sutton Cheney. This must have once been an important stage coach route, as this tiny village boasted two large coaching inns. Looking at the map I can only think that this must have been linking Leicester to Birmingham.
By Monday only Skyy and one other boat, CAPRICORNS DULCITUDO, were stilled moored up and Tony kindly gave me an excess BOG OF tub of soft cheese. It was very interesting and pleasant to have met up with Tony and Sylvia, who have been living on board for 17 years. The day was surprisingly dry, but the winds were even stronger, whilst walking through Ambion Woods we had to divert around two trees that had fallen over the footpath. We were so glad that we decided to stay put over the bank holiday, cruising would not have been pleasurable.