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!