Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Hinckley to Mancetta
We set off after our walk of course, quite early as the weather looked reasonably cheery and indeed it got better as the day progressed. We stopped in Nuneaton for some provisioning, the first opportunity my long haired one had to go to a shop since we entered the Ashby which we have now left and are back on the Coventry Canal.
A bit of a drama I should report. Today I went for a swim, an involuntary one for as you know I do not get wet if I can help it. It was my fault. My long haired one needed a walk and obviously I wanted to take her. My bearded was positioning my long kennel in a bridge hole (as usual) the better for our disembarking and (as usual) I was told to wait but I forgot myself, I was so excited I jumped instead. I misjudged it and my long haired one rescued me by lifting me out of the water by my collar! I don’t want to do that again.
Not a lot of folk or even dogs know where or what Mancetta is, well, I can tell you, it is believed to be where Queen Boudica fought her last battle against the Romans in circa AD 59 and this is where my long kennel is moored for tonight. We decided to stop as the sun was out and it is a beautiful evening. We are in lovely countryside in between Nuneaton and Tamworth.
Yesterday we were in the field where King Richard the third died and tonight I am sitting just on top of where Queen Boudica died.
This picture was taken before I got stung on the back by a wasp, włhich I ate.
Love Douglas x