Looks like the best day of the week, so a Saga run is due and we’re off to Coventry. Never been before and it’s only 40 odd mins away. First stop – the canal basin.
Not a brilliant place but seems plenty of room to visit.
Our history is a bit rusty but we know there was a medieval city and of course, it suffered heavily in the Second World War.
Found some nice gardens (Lady Herbert) and then on to the cathedral
Past the transport museum and a statue of Frank Whittle
The old and the new:
The maze of shopping malls ensnared us but we broke free and walked past the magnificent Council House with angels high up on the roof tops – were they weeping angels? Did they move?
Finally, dodging all the Christmas market fayre we found our second target: Lady Godiva!
Well, not all of us dodged the markets – Steve just had to have a sausage ( a Krackhauer?)!
We walked our socks off – round and round. Trapped once in-between shopping malls because dogs weren’t allowed through. We reparked the car in the multi-storey – bad move, dog was trapped – no stairs! Help. We gave up on the city centre and retreated to Coombe Country park and chance to let Toby off for a proper walk. Can’t say we were impressed with the city but will go back once Christmas is over.
This is quite a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city – quiet and dreamy parkland. Well laid out with dry footpaths and well marked routes. A huge lake and plenty of wildlife. The house is a big hotel – very impressive.
I spied an egret through the reeds
Above all, Toby was pleased and really enjoyed the walk. My FitBit gave a tally of over 20,000 steps for the day – maybe a record.
Lots of photographers turned up – nothing special – just waiting for the sun to get lower to get snaps of the tree!
Which were well worth snapping! A grand day out and we’re totally cream crackered now but really enjoyed it. Must mug up on the history next time and the car parks too!