Monday 29th February 2016 – 403 miles
Had a lazy morning in our room at Premier Inn. Sat drinking coffee and relaxing.
We started walking at 10. Walked along a busy road then onto a quieter one until we reached the canal again. Easy walking and as usual the miles passed by until we reached our 400 mile mark by a flight of locks – took the usual selfie.
We saw many more narrow boats moored along the canal too. One of the locks was being restored so the canal was essentially blocked at that point. Presumably the work will be finished before the holiday season starts.
We came to the Queen’s Head on the side of the canal near Stoke Pound and decided to have a celebratory drink to mark our 400th mile. We also asked if they knew of anywhere we could camp overnight. No luck, unfortunately they couldn’t help. We crossed back to the canal and saw someone working in his garden. Dave asked him if he could help and the answer was yes. Mike and Pat have kindly let us pitch our tent in their garden – thanks Mike and Pat.