Friday, 10 July 2015

Plenty of locks today

Friday 10th July
Yesterday while Kev was back home I managed to get 2 washes done and also got it dried too!! About 3.45pm Kev returned to the boat and parked the hire car in the car park close by and he had brought all the relevant mail back along with our printer, he then took the hire car back to Enterprise and on his return we moved across to Valley Wharf to fill with water & empty the cassettes and then we had a short trip working through Bishopton Lock and mooring for the night after bridge 63 close to the water point and were able to get rid of our rubbish there too.
This morning Kev filled in all the forms for the insurance company and scanned all the photos from the accident and got them in the prepaid envelope ready to post today. We then left our mooring and made a start on the Wilmcote flight of locks of which there are 11 in total.

In one of the 11 Wilmcote locks
We moored at the visitor moorings after featherbed lane Bridge (great name!) and we went for a walk into the village.

Passed this lovely property just before we got to Featherbed bridge

 Thats R&R between the 2 boats

Wilmcote is where Mary Ardens House is although it is now believed that Mary Arden (shakespeare's mother) actually lived 30yards away at Glebe farm! This is a popular visitor attraction and isn't far from Stratford Upon Avon, there is a train station close by that you can get into Stratford easily.

The Masons Arms

We went for a pint in the Masons Arms and sat in the beer garden in the glorious sunshine, it is a lovely old pub with plenty of character and probably plenty of characters frequent it too! We went to the small village shop for some bread and we posted the letter to the insurance company, and we then walked back to the boat and had a play about with Jaz before putting her back in her cage, she has been very good and slept in her cage while we had done the flight of locks earlier. So after a cuppa we left Wilmcote and followed an Anglo Welsh hire boat to Wootton Wawen.

Over Edstone Aquaduct

We passed over another aqueduct but not as long as Edstone Aquaduct and this is where the hire boat we had been following had returned it to, Anglo Welsh  hire boat base. We moored for the day through the next bridge53.

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