|Most have quite strong bywashes when exiting|
We had met a man on a boat last night who told us the pounds were quite low and to take care, however we found they were all exceedingly full and in a couple of cases the locks were overflowing.
And so to Stratford. We decided to moor just before the entry to Bancroft Basin. Although there was plenty of space on the pontoons it is much more convenient with Barney being on the towpath. My ideal would have been to go down through the first lock onto the Avon and moor in the meadow. However a short term licence for 48 hours + mooring would have cost us £30 and with the forecast not brilliant we decided (I think Geoff decided!!) to forego the pleasure.........
Total distance:3.45 miles
Average speed:0.94 mph (5.32 lock/mph)