River Trip 2016: Time Out

Who could visit Stratford Upon Avon and not think of Shakespeare?
One of the few dates I remember from school are The Laird’s, April 23rd 1564 – April 23rd 1616, so this year is the 400th anniversary of the Wordsmith’s death.

On previous visits, either in the boat or by car, I have forgotten the camera when walking through the gardens.
Hubby spotted the added bonus of an Honorary Guard at a wedding party but sadly the Happy Couple were only just visible (far right).

wedding partyThere was a new sculpture in the gardens this year, and one I hadn’t noticed before.
Walk with us and enjoy.

stratford swansThis was taken from the bridge going over the river by the hire boat buildings.

gardens 1War Memorial

me will and maggie me and will
Maggie and I posing with ‘Young Will’.

sculptureSwan sculpture (2015 photo)

gardens rst rst 2016
Outside the Theatre.
bottom titania

Bottom and Titania in willow.

mcbeth 1 prince hal
laird
  hamlet falstaff

Top:
Lady McBeth and Prince Hal.

Centre:
The Laird

Bottom:
Hamlet and Falstaff.

We walked around the town, did some more basic shopping for the next couple of days, and returned to base.

bb stratford 2The share boat was just coming back after having had a pump-out ready for the changeover.
Apparently they had enjoyed the play the night before, but their tickets were for the standing room area only, so they couldn’t sit throughout the entire performance!
He may therefore have had a good time, but I’m not so sure about his wife.

Note:
All pictures in this post are my own.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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