Daily Archive: August 26, 2010


Sent to Coventry

Thursday 26th August: east of Hillmorton Locks to Coventry: 22 miles, 4 locks       Mid-afternoon I may have been sent to Coventry: the fact that we were approaching it was the reason.     ” Whose idea was this?” shouted the Captain, several times. I played the Deaf Ears tactic, as it had been mine… Things could have been better all day, so perhaps the rhetorical question was disguising steadily increasing despondency.       Rain had provided background noise throughout the night. With an...

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