Easter Cruise day two: Nuneaton, 2nd April 2013
After the cold start described yesterday we carried on to Sutton Stop. Here we waited behind a hire boat descending the lock.
As we went through the lock we could see the novice boaters ahead making heavy weather of the 180˚ turn onto the Coventry Canal. As we exited the lock they waved us on - they were regrouping before another attempt.
We stopped in Nuneaton for a look round the town, and for Adrian to buy his train ticket to get home the next day. There was still snow lying in odd patches: I think the small pile David used to chuck snowballs at Fergus was the remains of a snowman.
On our way to the town centre - not well signed from the canal - we saw a most unusual wedding procession.
I'd taken this photo before I realised that it was actually a hearse. I hope I haven't offended anyone.
We looked inside the museum. It wouldn't have taken long, but I made the mistake of following directions to the loo via the slowest lift in the world. It even had a notice asking passengers to be patient as the lift wouldn't move within 30 seconds of the doors closing.
Standing guard outside was a statue commemorating the men of Nuneaton who fought in South Africa 1899 - 1902.
At last, we found some shops. I liked the hardware shop with its wares spilling out all over the place.
The name of the building - the George Eliot Building - honours the famous author. The museum had a display recreating a living room of the period, complete with George Eliot and her family.
Turn left for Middlewich - So we left our mooring at Bate's Mill and Al walked up to the already empty lock. We went in with anticipation as everyone had warned us of the swirl you g...
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