On Sunday we decided to visit The National Arboretum. It is about a mile from our mooring so as we hadn't ridden the bikes for a day or two we decided to take them. The only problem with that was crossing the A38 dual carriageway. With cars doing over 70mph it was a case of seeing a gap and running and pushing the bike like hell.... Not good at my age.
There is no entrance fee to The Arboretum but they do ask you to give a donation to help with the up keep.
But the memorial which moved me the most was one entitled Shot at Dawn. For some reason it is positioned in a far corner of the Arboretum. The memorial has a semi-circle behind it with the names of every man that was executed due to cowardice or desertion in the 1st World war.
If you are ever in the area The National Arboretum is definitely worth a visit .
Our next move is up to Rugeley .We intend to make an early start on Wednesday the 28th . We are pointing in the wrong direction but we will drop down the lock onto the river Trent then wind (turn) in the river and head back up the Trent and Mersey canal towards Rugeley.