I’ve made this mistake this before – a walk along the Wey Navigation, expecting the Autumn colours and a sunny day and being disappointed that neither was (were?) present. And I underexposed the images to protect what little there was in the sky, and I just can’t get Photoshop to make me happy with the results. On top of that the riverside pub charged me £3.95 for a coffee with hot milk. I’ve no idea what the dog was hoping for with its pleading eyes – it obviously didn’t know I’m not a dog lover.
OK, so I’m tired and grumpy. It was a long day – two trains, three buses, and no cake.
Annoyance(1): The prominently sign-posted park-and-ride facility gladly accepted our £1 compulsory parking fee. However the driver of a bus, which was clearly marked as a park-and-ride bus, informed us (and another annoyed couple) that the scheme hadn’t operated from this site since July last year. Thank you Warwickshire County Council!
Annoyance(2): My fault – I lost the dust cap on my camera lens. Again!
In between these two mishaps, Stratford-upon-Avon is a pleasant enough place if you’re in the vicinity or if Shakespeare is your thing.