Douglas Diary Spring Holidays
Saltisford Canal Centre, where we arrived yesterday afternoon is a little haven. We are pretty close to the centre of Warwick in a short quiet arm off the main Grand Union. It is a gated mooring, complete with well kept parkland and all services. There are quite a few long kennels here. Some are visiting like us and some are permanent. What more could I or my pets need? The only small snag is I had to keep my bearded one on a lead walking around the park area this morning, it’s in the rules! This was no problem for either of us. It is a beautiful morning, sunny and warm. We are going to explore the town after they have had their breakfast. I had my handful of biscuits earlier.
Indeed we walked into town and we decided against entering the Castle for two reasons: firstly because I am not allowed, secondly it costs an human arm and an human leg so my bearded one says! Instead we walked through a lovely park along the banks of the river Avon – for miles with occasional glimpses of the castle (See today’s picture).
Returning to my long kennel, we happened upon Mill Street. I mention this in case my reader is ever to visit Warwick. You must do this. At the end of this very pretty cobbled street bordered by splendid black and white Tudor buildings there lived an enterprising riparian house owner one Arthur Measures. His heirs (it is now a charitable trust) will, for the sum of £2.50 pp welcome you into the beautiful garden that he conceived. By a tranquil mill pond, nestling under the walls of the impressive Castle and by the verdant ruins of an ancient bridge that in bygone days spanned the river Avon it is a truly magical spot.
Dogs are not allowed in the garden but naturally the proprietor made an exception in my case having observed my beautiful eyebrows.
Love Douglas x