Friday, 9th August 2019
MedbourneMedbourneMy sister Laura and her husband Phillip took Virginia and me to Nevills Cafe in Medbourne, a charming old village with a stream running straight through it. By the traditional Church the stream even makes a ford! A lot of water had fallen recently and a Land Rover and trailer made a bigger splash when they rushed across the ford. There's an ancient pack horse bridge there too if one doesn't want to get one's feet wet.

Ford in MedbourneFord in MedbourneThe cafe was interesting, but I don't know I want the cucumber and mint presse again. So colourless I thought they had brought me water by mistake! But the taste was so so pungent.

Foxton LocksFoxton LocksWe then went to Foxton Locks, a picturesque marvel of canal engineering where canal boats can ascend or descend in a staircase of ten locks manned by volunteers. To save water there are side ponds and two sluices for each lock. A popular spot with a pub at the bottom, and a cafe at the top which we patronised for ice cream cones.