Daily Archive: July 10, 2013


The smallest ring and an unexpected discovery

Lowsonford to Rowington: 3.2 miles, 8 locks            From one narrow canal (the Stratford) to a broad canal (the Grand Union).  Where last night the internet signal was erratic, intermittent and unusable tonight it is strong and steady…           It was uphill again this morning, on a warm day. Walking calmly along the towpath, pushing twin toddlers in a baby buggy, carrying a 10 week old baby in a sling and supervising one black Labrador was one (apparently) calm mother....


Just moving slowly

Tuesday – Wootton Wawen to Lowsonford:  4.5 miles, 9 locks, 1 aqueduct            Cleddau continues her slow creep up the Stratford Canal. The sun’s hot rays define actions and activity: after a glorious, restful day on Monday under the shade of a wide-spreading tree it was time to move on. The Captain executed a fine reverse back to the Anglo-Welsh base behind to buy a replacement propane bottle. In slow time one of the longest boats in the hire fleet...