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Final trip Day 6: Canals Day 2

Our journey yesterday had taken us over an aqueduct….. our first.
We don’t know what we were expecting, but to be honest we were a little disappointed. 582 mots de plus


Final Trip Day 5: Canals Day 1

Day 5, Saturday 22nd April

Stratford Basin shows Lock number 56 on the gate.
It’s a wide lock to suit the various commercial widebeams, but the gates backing onto the river where we were tend not to close, so it is not uncommon to rope in the assistance of passersby to lean against them whilst you go up to the other end to raise the paddles to lock up. 818 mots de plus


Final Trip: Day 4

Day 4: April 21st.

We have always loved Luddington, even though it is one of the deepest locks on the river.

It is so peaceful here, and we slept like logs, probably because we had pushed on to do 6 locks the previous day and only had 2 more to go to Stratford Upon Avon. 336 mots de plus


Final Trip: Day 3

Day 3: April 20th.

It had rained during the night, and was still drizzling so we had a wet start.
We left early at 7.32 as we had six locks today, Harvington being the first which was only half a mile away and the gates so heavy it took the two of us to shift them. 385 mots de plus


Final Trip: Day 2

Day 2: 19th April 2017

The day dawned bright and cheerful, so I aimed the camera at the water reflection.
We’d slept pretty well and were up early so walked up to the public loos for our morning ablutions rather than use the potty. 540 mots de plus


Final Trip: Day 1

I started keeping a computer diary so that I could get some posts out early on our return. However, with no electricity connection to keep the laptop battery topped up, that didn’t last and I ended up making hastily pencilled notes on scraps of paper after day 2! 445 mots de plus


Back on Day 9!

Just a short note to let you all know we are back at base armed with loads of photos and tales of our journey.
We originally allowed ourselves 9 days for the trip, travelling 5 hours a day over the 79 mile journey. 63 mots de plus

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