Monday 16 June

We moved on to Market Bosworth Wharf where we discovered they are building a new marina that is due to open to boaters in September. The Ashby Canal passes through beautiful Leicestershire countryside with only a few canal side villages. After Hinckley the next biggest town along the way is Market Bosworth; a small and pretty town built around the market place about a mile from the canal.

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After having a good look round, we purchased minimal supplies at the Co-Op, bought an ice-cream and returned to the boat and motored on to Congerstone. We were tempted there by the lure of The Horse & Jockey pub. Sadly there was no sign of life and no notice in the window to say when there might be – there were three disappointed boat crews who’d also been looking for something long and cold to quench their thirst on this warm evening.

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