This is the end of the Oxford Canal – a brief bit of the Coventry Canal, then a right turn into the Ashby Canal. A stop at Trinity marina for shopping & lunch, then on to Stoke Golding.
You do get to see some strange sights along the canal – this is the boatyard at Charity Dock.
Only an hour or so along this canal and then a rather sharp right turn … John did very well at the Marston turn, into the Ashby Canal
And on, into the Ashby
Straight away, it gets quiet and rural … and shallow!
Viv spotted this large example of bracket fungus
And this … a black duck? (Black East Indian?), near Hinckley.
and the ever present horde of ducklings …
We passed a nice little marina – with these signs – must copy it & print some off
Progress was slow but who’s in a hurry. The canal was very narrow in places but always gentle & rural. We neared Stoke Golding, passing the wharf with the hire boat company and moored just past bridge 26.
A brief stroll with the dogs brought us to the quaint village of Stoke Golding and our favourite pub – the George & Dragon. Owned by the Church End brewery it always has about 6 of its own beers on as well as homemade (giant) sausage rolls, scotch eggs and pies! On this time was April Fuel – a 3.9% light beer with citrus/grapefruit flavours … . lovely! We plan to stay here another day!!