Tuesday 10th May, 2016 north of Nuneaton.
True to the forecast, the rain arrived at breakfast time, so we had a proper cooked breakfast to prepare for a wet day ahead!
We donned our waterproofs and walked into town in search of darning wool. On our last visit volunteering at Mary Arden's Farm, M assumed the role of "darning lady", sitting in the Palmer House darning Tudor "hose" (i.e socks!) - but the purpose of the walk into Atherstone today was in search of wool for a number of R's jerseys that are in need of her darn(ing) skills.
Atherstone High Street has no chain stores, only small "real" shops. "Crafty Corner" proved to be a haberdasher's dream, a true Aladdin's Cave of knitting, sewing and embroidery delights. It even had doll's house furniture. M was in her element and we spent a long time talking to Wendy, the owner.
Today: 3 miles, 0 locks and 3.8 hours.
Trip: 44 miles, 20 locks and 29.0 hours.