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A few days in Rugby

As I mentioned in the previous post, we wanted to spend a few days in Rugby so it was just a question where we would find a suitable mooring. Our first job was to top up the water tank so that we could maximise the time at our next stop. As I set up the hose pipe, I realised that a boat had already moved away from the opposite bank and after a bit of rough measurement and estimation, I reckoned that Caxton would fit in the gap. A few minutes later and we had hopped to the other side of the canal and on to the 14 day moorings there. This unexpected piece of good fortune was further sweetened by knowing that before we leave, we will be able to cross back over and use the facilities.

CaRT revamped these moorings last year and there are now rings all of the way along for probably a quarter of a mile or so. We made use of the nearby Tesco supermarket and also the cinema that is a further five minute walk away where we watched “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”.

Rugby town centre is a 25 minute walk from the canal at this point and there is a straight path there. Down past Tesco on the imaginatively named “Black Path”, past the retail park with the cinema, across the road at the crossing and along the path between the building sites. Over the railway bridge and follow the road past the park. It’s actually worth diverting through Caldecott Park as it is beautifully kept and there is a small Café there in what was once the Old Toolshed. We called in for coffee there a number of times in the few days that we have been in Rugby.

Caldecott Park

The stainless steel musician stands in the park.

Other than lunch one day in Prezzo and a short visit to Bacco Lounge, sister branch to Hinckley’s Tarro Lounge, our time in Rugby has been a quiet and peaceful one.

The brick mural depicts industry in Rugby over the years.