Saturday 28th September at the Bosworth Battlefield Site.
We awoke to a beautiful autumn morning and, after breakfast, walked into Nuneaton town. We were so glad that we had taken the trouble; the town which looked cheerless and rather run down last night had sprung to life. People thronged the busy streets and the market lived up to its reputation. We bought fruit, vegetables and farm eggs from market stalls; the quality and the price of which were excellent!
Costa coffee in order to gird his loins for the task of carrying the "few bits" back to MM.
Back on board, we set off for Marston Junction just a couple of miles away. On the way we met three swans having a serious arguement. One of them started by flying straight at the other two.
It was a lovely journey. The Ashby is a lock-free contour canal that meanders through peaceful rolling farmland, in many ways reminiscent of the South Oxford.
We moored for the night by Shenton aqueduct, very close to the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III was killed in 1485. This is the aqueduct from the canal:
Trip: 447 miles, 327 locks and 380.3 hours.