Ride a cock horse

Banbury Cross
Ne’er a cock horse or fine lady in sight
A castle, at Edgehill
The Castle at Edgehill
A gate with an incredibly worn top bar, were the hand rests
I wonder how many hands over how many years have worn this gate
A floating house on a pond that seems to be sinking
Even if I were a duck I’m not sure I’d choose to sleep here
A church in some village, with the doorway visible between two trees
Just a church, likely like many others in many other villages like this one
A dirty sign warning of the danger of being the vicinty of Kineton Defence Munitions Depot
It might be more imposing if it weren’t so filthy
Two diverging paths in a field of golden, rippling wheat
How far off course will I end up if I take the wrong path?
A very decrepit bench with a plaque from the coronation in 1953
It does look it’s been here since the coronation

The numbers:

  • Sleep last night: 7hr 7min
  • Miles covered: 27.8/103 (today/total)
  • Miles to go: 107 (estimate)
  • Steps: 58,387/217,195 (today/total)
  • Calories: 4,798
  • Walking speed (kph): 3.3-6.3
  • Arrival at hotel: 15:00

Route:

  • Banbury
  • Drayton
  • Horley
  • Hornton
  • Ratley
  • Radway
  • Kineton
  • Combrook
  • Wellesbourne
  • Hatton Rock
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

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