outside the famous Rugby School is a statue of William Webb Ellis who is credited for starting off the modern game of rugby when during a football game he picked up the ball and ran with it.
The close where the event took place,
As I looked at the school building I couldn't help feeling what an austere looking building it was, and wondered how small 7 year olds must have felt being delivered here for their schooling.
Round the other side the driveway in looked a little better alongside the close, even in the mist.
Back to the boat and we set off towards Braunston again. The weather has been cold and misty, but Spring is still in evidence.
Clifton Wharf through the Willow, its leaves coming out.
A bank of violets.
At the bottom of Hilmorton locks I found a piece of guerrilla knitting!
Also know as yarnbombing when pieces of knitted or crocheted works of art are left in public spaces. I first saw some examples of guerilla knitting at the visitor centre at Standege in the summer. Has anyone else seen any?
Further up the locks there is work on the locks happening so one of the pair is drained and you get a good view of the ground paddles.
8 miles, 3 locks