Will, Clara, Mary, and Clara Louise along the Grand Union Canal, near Hatton.
Instead of risking a journey to the Peak District, we were joined by Clara Louise and Aunt Mary for a walk along the Grand Union Canal, from Hatton Locks west to the Hatton railway station, then back to the canalside café for tea. The walk was lovely—cold and sunny for most of the distance, with some patches of squelching mud. As we were drinking our tea at the end of the walk, the sky opened up. The drive home to Kenilworth was in heavy hail. I like to think, therefore, that our decision to stay closer to home today was justified.