Monday, 8 March 2010

Market Harborough.

What a lovely town Market Harborough is. There is much more to it than first meets the eye. We did not find an undercover shopping centre! There is an undercover market though! There are some chain stores but there are also lots of interesting individual shops - the boutiques, men's clothing shops, china shop and shoe shop all ooze a sense of class and wealth! Property prices are high needless to say!

The Market Harborough Arm ends at Union Wharf which has been tastefully restored. Most of the original buildings have been retained and some lovely apartments have been built in vogue. It is even possible, at a price, to moor your own boat outside your apartment!

From here it's about a twenty minute walk into the town - quite a challenge lugging back provisions but ................. needs must especially when red wine is involved!

The weather remains dry and sunny but very cold at night (minus 9 last night!) so every morning we are still awaking to being frozen in. At the moment we are back at the top of Foxton Locks. We missed coming up the locks Saturday by about 3 minutes (jobsworth Lock Keeper!) so spent the night opposite the pubs but it was all very quiet and pretty ......................

Bridge 61 is a better bet as a "Watering Hole" than the Foxton Locks Pub, but the food was disappointing there this time! Maybe just a bad day but it did seem more expensive than we remember as well.

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