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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Lapworth to Wooten Wawen

Yesterday was very wet, so we should have done what most sensible people do and that is to stay put. But we needed groceries and the nearest shop was at Lapworth. So we traveled in the drizzle for a couple of miles until we reached Kingswood bridge. Here we stopped and  headed for the shops. We took a different route on our return and noticed the visitor moorings were free by the facilities so another decision made, move again. By the time we got moored the rain was coming down in buckets so I was very pleased not to have move anymore.

We moored by the railway bridge. Should have known better!!!

Then we heard the trains!! They ran right next to the canal and over the bridge and boy the noise was deafening. Wish we had stayed by Kingswood bridge  instead of moving. We had to endure the rumbling well into the night and again early in the morning. Needless to say we left today before 7 am.
The south Stratford is such a lovely peaceful canal. I love the round Lock Keepers Cottages and took loads of photos. Unfortunately you only get to see a few as I mistakenly deleted everything prior to Wooten Wawen. The only pictures I have is what we took on my old camera. Still we do have the journey back to look forward to!

Yarningale Aqueduct.

Looking at a different view of the boat going into the lock

Jade hoping to go out.

All on it's own.

First Kingfisher on the Stratford.
Tomorrow we will do the final 17 locks and hopefully get to moor in Bancroft Basin.

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