There seem to be well used 7 day moorings all around the junction, so we stopped to take a breather here for a while. We had been cracking on apace in order to ascend Atherstone locks before they closed in November for refurbishment. Sunday lunch in The Greyhound was good and the place was extremely busy too. FMC Clover came to moor briefly here just as I was walking over the bridge,
We had a trip into Coventry to buy some new boots for himself. He found some almost immediately in Blacks and after perusing the shops we had lunch in Wetherspoon’s Flying Standard. What a magnificent timber-framed building it is with such intricately carved wooden gables etc. Why is it that men wait until the soles are hanging off their footwear being leaky and falling apart before they buy new ones? I think it’s the time of year for me to sabotage the slippers again too!