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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tuesday - Lowsonford to Wilmclote

Another nice day on the Stratford Canal. After a cooked breakfast (the only time I get the full Monty is on the boat) we set of down the locks towards Preston Bagot. Not a very busy day on the cut, the few boats that where about are mainly hire boats.
Entering the secluded lock 33.

Crossing the diminutive Bucket Lock Aquaduct.

Reflections at Preston Bagot Lock 37 cottage.

Lock 37 Lock Cottage.

Flowery boat - how do they see to steer!

We where briefly held up at Wooton Wawen whilst a boat was serviced, blocking the aquaduct.
We carried on across Wooten Wawen and Edstone Aquaducts to moor for lunch at Wilmcote.
Leaving Edstone Aquaduct

After lunch we decided to catch the train down to Stratford where we would have a quick look round before returning to Wilmcote for dinner.

Wilmcote station, ex Great Western with typical GWR footbridge.

Couple of boats coming into a quiet Bancroft Basin from the
sluggish looking River Avon.

When we got back to the boat we found a couple of Hotel Boats moored behind, will need to get away in the morning before these or it will be a slow climb up the locks.
Bywater Hotel Boats moored behind us, we will reverse to the winding
hole behind the hotel boats tommorow to turn round.

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