Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Hold very tight please, Tring Tring.**

The moorings at the current end of the Wendover Arm are hidden gems, in two days we have seen one other boat come up the arm, and they didn't stay.  A couple of long term moorers beyond the winding hole and a stables are our only neighbours. If you are passing Bulbourne Junction and have a bit of time to spare  it makes a pleasant change from crowded moorings on the main line.
Today we went down to Tring, a brisk twenty five minute walk takes you to the town centre.

The main street is not the most inspiring and, like most towns, crossing the road is a bit of a life and death choice.

St. Peter and St. Paul's church is most impressive but inside it's a bit bland apart from some intriguing corbels

A monster with the body of a dragon and the head of a woman. Isn't it usually the other way round?

The Green man of mythology?

A truly hideous Victorian font.
Their greatest claim to fame is that some of the forbears of George Washington were from Tring.

There are the usual range of shops in the town including an M&S food hall.
We can recommend the Prezzo Italian restaurant, good pizzas.
**Sorry couldn't resist using that line from "A Transport of Delight" by Flanders and Swann.
Also in the church I found a poster headed

1 comment:

Allison said...

Hi, it was us that came down the Wendover Arm and didn't stay. It wasn't part of the plan to leave so soon but some friends called to say they were in the area so we had to hot foot it back to Bulbourne to meet them in the Grand Junction. Love the blog. NB Free Spirit.