Published: May 23rd 2012May 23rd 2012
We turned our boat in this morning after a breakfast feast that consisted of anything and everything we had left to eat on the boat. This is similar to what we could.d have had last night called ... Bubble and squeak. The pub we started out at had that listed on several entrees, but none of us were brave enough to try it. Andy looked it up this morning and found out that bubble and squeak was vegetable leftovers. So we thought that was what we had for breakfast this morning.
Gavin, the guide who initially met us and told us about the boat was our guide back into the marina. After we told him all of the things that we had done to his boat ... The ramming of the bank, the ripping off of the life ring during a frenzied docking maneuver, and all off incidental bumps and thumps ... He just smiled and reminded us that long boating was a contact sport. We really liked Gavin after that. Anyway, Gavin was quite a sport ... He even was good natured when mominsisted on hugging him.
We really didn't do much today except for travel. It was a planned off day and laundry day ... And it turns out the guide books are right - there is not much to do and see in Leicester. But we did find the launderette and try our hand at navigating on the busses. We were successful in all we did and many thanks to the locals who were very patient and helpful as we meandered along today. So, since we didn't do much and don't have much in that way to talk about today I thought we could talk about the need for standardization of water faucets. The ones in the last hotel were hard enough to figure out, and when we got to the hotel today, they not only were different, but you needed a class on how to work them. Seriously, why does this have to be so hard? I propose we establish a faucet standardization convention on behalf of travelers everywhere.
So tomorrow we are off the Chester to see what is there of the old Roman city. It is about two and a half hours by train, so we will have a full day.