The Grand Union canal passes through Leamington and Warwick on its route from Birmingham, through Oxford to London. This picture is taken midway between Warwick and Leamington. The building through the arch is a farmhouse and garden complete with pond and ducks. Idyllic setting.
The ladder bridge
Talbot Inn Rushmore StreetNot sure if the pub is still open or not. Last time I was in there, the oak barrels were behind the bar and beer was pumped directly from them. This is a pleasant bit of street art on the side of the pub.
Bonus. The snake
Bonus picture. Cycling back from Radford Semele passed the Sydenham estate, I spotted this grass snake swimming happily along the canal. What was fascinating was the attitude of the ducks. They were intrigued by it, but kept a healthy distance away. Not that he would have harmed them in anyway. Perhaps they thought, 'dinner' but were not prepared to risk it. Luckily the snake was completely unfazed by my presence. Pity I could not get the bike in shot!
A good ride today. 13 miles in all, perhaps a little more than was needed to look after the knees!