Just in case anybody wonders how that little picture pops up titled “Where are we now?” it’s all down to a website called Water Explorer where you can log your boat’s position, this can be done manually or by a gpx file which my phone produces with the GPS Logger App and hey presto we have a map of our day’s progress. So as you can see we have progressed from Wootton Wawen to Kingswood Junction, near Lapworth.
The Stratford canal boasts just six Barrel Roofed lock keepers’ cottages, a couple of which are currently for sale, this much enlarged example was up for sale in April for a cool £640,000 or there’s a more modest example which is reported as being up for auction here. Or if you just fancy one for a week or so The Landmark Trust owns one which it rents as a holiday let.
So today? 5.89 miles 7h34m Locks:17 Bridges:17 and tonight we are moored next to a railway bridge, so here’s hoping for a good night’s sleep.