Thursday, 2 July 2015

Onto the Stratford


IMG_1913After a good day moored at Rowington we made a later than normal start and headed towards Kingswood junction. This is where we come off The Grand Union canal and head towards Stratford upon Avon on the Stratford canal. After turning off at the junction you can take the lock on the right that takes you up the Lapworth flight and then onto Birmingham. But we turn left as we are heading down towards Stratford upon Avon

IMG_1931A lot of the bridges have these slots in them. It was used to allow the rope from the canal boat to the Horse to pass through without having to disconnect it.

IMG_1939A barrel roofed cottage and one of many on this canal . The roofs were constructed using the same wooden frames that were used for constructing the bridges.

IMG_1952Carolyn and her new friend . Whoever he is ?


IMG_1954All these Gongoozlers watching and not one of them gives a hand to push the gate open. Well i suppose they are on holiday…

IMG_1977Mirrored glass .The owners of this canal side cottage obviously enjoy their privacy and what a great way this is to stop people looking in their windows.

IMG_1985I'm not sure how this sheep got up on the roof terrace but he seemed to be very happy there.

IMG_2027We encountered this strange lock gate on the approach to Stratford upon Avon. Luckily there was a lockie on duty who said that it was very hard to work with one person, although no doubt Carolyn would have managed.

IMG_2033After 2 days of travel down the Stratford canal we finally arrive in Bancroft basin which is in the centre of Stratford upon Avon.Now for the difficult job of finding a mooring.                              

                                                                                                           Happy Days


  1. Hi, this is all about Carolyn's rusty friend!
    Best wishes

    1. Hi Debby , Many thanks for that link . Very interesting ....