Monday, 14 September 2015

Warwick and Saltisford Canal Fun Weekend

The Cape of Good Hope Pub is located immediately above Cape Top Lock.  It’s an attractive location, but it was the large NZ flag on the back of the narrowboat moored outside which first caught our eye.  The pub is owned and operated by a kiwi couple.

IMG_8137A left turn at Budbrooke Junction took us to the entrance of the Saltisford Arm. 

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Apparently the odd hire boat travelling south has missed the left turn and cruised directly into the Arm only to discover it’s a dead end. Smile  I remember doing something similar at Trevor on the Llangollen Canal.  It was in 2001 on the first day of our first hiring of a narrowboat.  Getting the boat back out of the arm proved to be quite a challenge for a complete novice.

Somewhere in the next photo is Jo of nb Hadar. (on the left edge in the middle of the photo)

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By coincidence we have spent the weekend moored in the arm during the Saltisford Heritage Open Day Event which is run annually. Some interesting stalls, although Jan stayed well away from the snake handling. 

P1010784P1010785P1010786 We’ve had a relaxing time here whilst also managing to complete a number of minor boat maintenance jobs. Such a luxury to have hot water 24/7 along with unlimited shore power! However it’s time to move on.

2 comments :

Vic-Pete Beveridge said...

The Cape of Good Hope also has the best burgers in the UK thats cause they are KIWI Burgers toasted and with Beetroot

Tom and Jan said...

Only KIWIS put beetroot in a burger!