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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Stratford-upon-Avon

I bet you have been wondering where we are, well I can tell you that we have been to Stratford-upon-Avon, where we stayed in the beautiful Bancroft Basin. There was enough room for us to moor alongside our friends David and Elaine on NB Patience and a good time was had by us all.We did not see a play, as there was nothing we wanted to see at this time, but we hope to come back again and go to the RSC when it is re-opened. At the moment she is going through a lot of changes.We did do the touristy bit, by going around Shakespeare's birth place and other historical attractions. We were advised by the museum that Monday was the quietest day to visit, and it was so. There was no pushing and shoving through the hoards of foreign tourists. The guest book in the museum was a fascinating read, seeing all the different countries which have visited Shakespeare's birth place. I added our name to that guest book, saying that we were from NB Hadar, on the cut, England.
It was a joy to be in such a pretty place, with so much to see and do. We enjoyed lunch out at the Thai Boathouse, over looking the river Avon. The buffet was sublime and worth going to. We were entertained by boats going in and out from below the boathouse, as they were hired out to novices trying to get to grips with oars. It really was hilarious at times. Stratford-upon-Avon was fabulous and we will most certainly be visiting again.
Having left Stratford-upon-Avon, we are now heading slowly for Birmingham. With the weather being so hot, we have only done a couple of hours cruising, allowing us to break up our journey up through all of the locks. Today we have finished up at Waring's Green, so no more locks now for a couple of days. I will be back again when the mood takes me. We are having such a fantastic time, cruising with our friends.
We have opened up a Facebook page for Hadar, if you want to keep up with our news and location.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Awesome! Now there's a place I would love to visit someday too...

Happy travels!

Keith and Jo said...

Hi Maureen. Stratford-upon-Avon, is a lovely place to see, not just for its history, but it has some lovely views.
I guess we all have places we would love to visit. I have dreams of seeing Canada and New Zealand one day.