Friday 21 March

Yesterday morning we strolled along the banks of the River Avon and last night we went to see Henry IV Part 1 at the RSC. It was nice to see a familiar face on the stage from Hull Truck Theatre playing Bardolph & Owen Glendower.  I studied this play for O Level and I’ve just done the sums of how long it is since I first saw this play at Stratford.    Yikes!

On our walk home afterwards we tried to stop off at the pub for a drink, only to find they’d called last orders at 10.30pm!

The closed lock opened late afternoon yesterday, but we didn’t fancy mooring in the basin at Stratford as there are no sanitary facilities there so today we moved the boat to Wilmcote, 12 locks and only about three miles north of Stratford where we will meet our friends tomorrow, as this allowed us to fill up with water en-route and moor up in the countryside with a varied choice of things to do.