Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Wilmcote to Stratford on Avon

The weather didn’t quite hold out and we had a few showers to start our day, but brightened by the time we hit the locks going into Stratford on Avon. The last lock was tight with a boat moored just outside the lock and a boat waiting to enter the lock, we squeezed by and through the narrow bridge to bring us into Bancroft Basin. Luckily we found moorings and had a very enjoyable two days doing the tourist sights of Stratford on Avon. Found the chandlery very helpful, purchased a lockable diesel cap and got our license for the river Avon.

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 004 Live art in Stratford on Avon

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William Shakespeare’s birthplace

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The Tramway bridge, 1826

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008 Bancroft Basin, the lock in the background drops you down onto the River Avon

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The tight entrance to the Stratford Canal

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Every space now taken

3 comments:

p-millhouse said...

stratford looks realy good,just as we remember it.your photos are excellent,very sharp and full of detail,pictures that tell a story.

Ali said...

Hi

Hope you are both well!

Brings back some happy memories we did the Avon ring a couple of years ago! We moored in the basin as well but it was really windy when we tried to get on the pontoons, was good fun!

Karen (nb Serenity) said...

It's a bit tight in places anyway. We really enjoyed Stratford, was a little disappointed with Warwick town centre. Loving the River Avon, glad we decided to do it, would have been a shame to have missed it.