Our sympathies are with those in the north at this time, here in the midlands we are just on the southern edge of the ravaging effects of storm Frank so we have a lot to be thankful for. Overnight, the wind picked up to gale force levels but with Caxton secured on springs fore and aft, all that we knew about it was the odd creaking of the mooring ropes.
We awoke to an overcast morning but the wind was still blowing hard so we had a slow start to the day. After showering, we walked into town and couldn’t believe how strong the wind was as it helped blow us along our way.
We were on a mission to visit one of the local carpet shops so that we could order some flooring for the hall in the apartment and we just managed to do this and then walk to the local Wetherspoons before the heavens opened.
We had lunch in the Lloyds No1 pub and then watched the rain pour down outside for a couple of hours. Sue took a short shopping break and after returning to the drinking den, we made our way back to Caxton (in the rain of course!) where we have once again settled in for the evening.
The wind has already dropped so tomorrow we plan to move on, turn around and then return to Hinckley or at least somewhere near there.