On Saturday we cruised about 12 miles down to Crick on a far from straight canal; no locks though, just sunshine and a gentle breeze to keep us company. Crick is famous for it's annual boat show, usually held around the end of May and very popular with narrowboaters.
and not quite ready barley, or is it wheat? Sparkling colours and symmetrical lines anyway, whatever it is!
Idyllic, chilled cruising
Noticing an increase in boat traffic now
Crick Marina entrance
From our mooring by the 'Edwards of Crick' pub at bridge 12
Once we'd moored at Crick, Barry retraced our steps along the tow path and went for a bike ride up 'Cracks Hill', while I walked into Crick to find a suitable meeting place for my parents on Sunday when they're collecting us to go to Kenilworth Castle for the day.
Views of the canal from the top of Cracks Hill
Crick from Cracks Hill
There's a beacon atop the hill - obviously to warn of enemy invasion - all ready to be lit which seems rather ominous!
Crick is another perfectly delightful, affluent appearing village, with a population approaching 2,000 - there appear to be an abundance of these pleasant, picturesque settlements in these parts.
A very elaborate thatched roof house in the village
So on Sunday morning we'll be picked up to visit Kenilworth Castle - it looks like a short journey from here, but looks can be deceiving ...