SUNDAY 12TH APRIL 2009
The forecast for the Easter weekend was that the best of the weather would be Sunday, but it started off wet, however when it stopped raining we did go for our planned walk around Draycote Reservoir. Jacquie made the sandwiches and we donned our long raincoats and our brimmed leather hats and set off in the car, ensuring that we had the £1.50 for the car park. It was great!! Not too hot but load of big midges, but the hat brims kept them out of our face. The walk is five miles and would be ideal for walking a dog, but as this reservoir provides drinking water for Rugby, no dogs are allowed. We detoured to the delightful village of Thurlaston, complete with a converted windmill and stocks. This must have added another mile and we had hoped that this little village might have had a pub, but as it didn’t we finished off our outing by stopping off at the Two Boats pub for the necessary refreshment.