Coventry got a bad resurrection after WW2, it is indeed famous for that. Just how bad it was, only became clear when we did that trip “down to the basin”. For crying out loud, who in his or her right mind had the idea to built a ring road around the centre? And the first City Centre Ikea was opened here in 2007. Yes, Ikea has a massive presence in the Centre, in the famous shape of a blue cube.
Coventry’s Wikipedia page has more enlightening information and we have two photos of the basin.
After one night in the Basin we headed back to Swan Lane Wharf. It was time for a good long break from the stresses of the boater life. At least for Natascha.