We are now a little behind schedule. Not that it matters, as I built in some extra time towards the end of our trip. Today we were supposed to have got to Stratford-upon-Avon, but we actually stopped at Wootton Wawen, with Stratford about five hours distant. As this is a there-and-back "spur" we could turn round at any point if we need to save time.
extended lock cottage on the Stratford Canal
We set off from Bridge 5 on the Stratford Canal a little before 0800, and didn't stop until Lock 28. Some of the paddle gear is quite heavy and low down, so it was harder work than I anticipated. After half an hour or so we got going again, and tied up for the night at 2000 - still in daylight (just!), having done 36 locks and 16 miles.
Most of today's travelling has been though peaceful countryside.
At Preston Bagot (I believe it was) we saw a strange object in a tree.
In front of us this evening is nb Harnser, but I don't think it's Brian's boat (there are at least three similarly sized narrowboats with that name). No-one seemed to be in, anyway, despite the smoke emanating from the chimney. Perhaps they were in the pub, the Navigation Inn, where there was a quiz in progress when we went for some food.
Now Stratford is seven miles and 17 locks away. I'll keep you posted as to what we do.