Thursday, 28 June 2012

Stratford upon Avon

This morning the crane boat came past and stopped in mid-stream to lay a mooring buoy for some of the festival boats to moor up to.

We're now moored further down-stream, closer to the lock and weir, in our official spot for the weekend and two other boats have also arrived and breasted up with us.  There doesn't seem to be as many boats here as last year, no doubt some people have had second thoughts because of the recent floods on the Rivers Avon and Severn.

The weathers been amazingly hot and sunny today, although we did have a short,sharp thunder storm at lunchtime. Once that had passed though, the sun soon came back and it's been up in the high 20's this afternoon. I'm sure Stratford has it's own micro-climate as we had good weather here last year, when the rest of the country was suffering with rain.


Linda said...

Hi there

I am coming down to Stratford in July - I know the basin moorings are 48h - but how long can you moor down on the river at Stratford - have lots of visitors coming so wonder how long we can stop there.

Many thanks,
Linda, Kanbedun Again

Elly and Mick said...

Hi Yvonne,
My name is Elly. For the last 2 or 3 years, my husband Mick and I have been planning our trip to the UK to spend some time living on a narrowboat. I've been keeping a blog of our planning and often get very helpful comments from readers in the UK who know a whole lot more about narrowboats than we do. I've now had two people mention you so I thought I'd look you up. One of your boats was my "pick of the week" (the boat we'd buy this week if we were already there). Would you mind if we asked you questions sometimes? I don't have my email on the blog but if you're willing to be in touch, leave a comment with your email address and I won't publish the comment.
I'm glad to have discovered a new blog to read!

Yvonne said...

Hi Linda, I'm not sure if there are any restrictions on river mooring. We stayed here for almost 3 weeks last year without anyone bothering us. It's a wonderful place, you'll have a great time. If we're still here, come and say hello.

Linda said...

Thanks Yvonne - that is good to know. Haven't been to Stratford for about 7 years so looking forward to seeing the changes! Won't be there until late July - but I will look out for you en route.

Linda, Kanbedun Again