Our last day in London saw us on the famous open-top sightseeing bus driving round in circles, getting off occasionally to snap a few pics, or to have a good lunch in Chinatown!
After London, the last of our three getaways was a very lazy trip along the canal in a narrowboat. Originally the main transport routes for cargo in the UK, many of the canals have been restored, and the boats are new and contain all modern conveniences from central heating to wi-fi! We took a route from Napton, in the middle of the British countryside, to Warwick. Whilst the way of life is slow (the maximum speed on a canal is 6 km/h), we did have to navigate over 50 locks!
In Warwick we, of course, visited the medieval Castle. Developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068 the original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th century military architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it passed into private ownership. In 1978 it was bought by the Tussauds Group who have added waxworks to the inner chambers and added various tourist shows to the site.
So, there you have it – the end of our summer in the UK. Take care! Trevor, Shanhong & Teddy xx