Friday, 2 May 2014

Stoke Golding Shop now Open again – Saturday 26th April

The overnight rain ceased about 7 am so I took Jimmy a walk back to Marston Junction and then up the road to the local corner shop for June’s paper. After a leisurely breakfast we made a late start heading off to Trinity Marina with DfN  in close convoy through the narrows just after bridge 5.


Plenty of mooring at Trinity where DfN had a pump out and we explored the chandlery which also stocks basic provisions. As we moved off a boat came in to our berth and it had an L plate on the bow. The owner said that they had only just bought the boat and were still learning about it. I must say he handled the boat really well.


Jimmy and June checking out the pumpout.


We motored on to Stoke Golding where we were able to moor in a nice spot on the offside and after a quick lunch caught the No. 86 bus into Hinckley where we explored the street market and church and ended up in Dolly’s Tea Room, recommended by a young lady on one of the stalls. We had a great cup of tea with excellent home made scones and apple tart. It was packed and we thought we would have to wait but a couple came out to us and said that they were just leaving, typical of the friendliness we found from the local people.

Caught the 16.10 bus back to the boat just in time to miss the first and only short sharp shower of the day. .


The Village shop is now open again and looked to be well stocked with essential provisions so it looks like the chap from Higham on the Hill was successful in being able to buy it and now runs both shops.


Stoke Golding Church lit up in the evening as seen from the boat.

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