Completed 0.5 mile and the Stratford Wide Lock
We expected to called down onto the river around 10.00am and sure enough, that happened. We locked down with a 62' Stephen Goldsborough Trad (RN real engine) called 'nb Willy No Name'. The river level board showed just touching green and the 'fun' started!!
Well wishers from Nb Eclipse No.2 - they come down later today
Out through the Stratford Wide Lock - Nb Willy No Name leads
Help from a happy Peter from Nb Chip
Looking back at the footbridge
Passing the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Holy Trinity Church - Where Shakespeare is buried
Ian, the Festival Moorings Officer, heaves on a rope to get us tied into the anchor buoy
Avon Navigation Trust's Richard and colleague heave up the shackle under the buoy to tie us up
Watched with interest by other boaters!
Mary on Nb Eclipse No.2 arrives to the mooring lower down - bow rope at the ready
Mike manoeuvres his boat alongside
Unfortunately, our anchor buoy was slightly too close to the bank, so our boats are sitting on top of it - here the buoy shows between us and the next boat in
Having moored up safely, we took the historic chain ferry over to the town bank - for a well deserved ice-cream!