Settled for the weekend
Come Saturday morning I took my rucksack and the dogs and initially walked up into Stoke Golding to get a newspaper - the village shop being closed, the newsagent from a neighbouring village sells papers from the back of their car in the car park of the Liberal Club. With my paper safely tucked in my rucksack I then went back to the canal and wandered along the towpath to bridge 23 to visit the Spinneybank Farm Shop where I stocked up on a range of very fresh seasonal vegetables, free range eggs and a little meat. This shop is very, very good and the produce is always fresh.
In the afternoon Joe and I caught the 86 bus from Stoke Golding to Hinckley, getting off at Morrison's where I shopped, again, and Joe went to the local Halfords to buy oil for an oil change on the genny and a repair kit for my bike...
a puncture no less.
The hold has been emptied, the genny casing/cocoon has been removed and Joe is changing oil and anti freeze in preparation for winter. The genny hours are now up to 1325 whereas the main engine hours are only 558 so you can see what does most of the work.
Looking across the battlefield towards Market Bosworth..
St. Peter's church on the hill dead ahead
Richard III's standard
A sundial installation commemorating the battle and the lordly participants