Final Trip: all change

Since becoming Liveaboards in 2014, we have only had a licence for the River Avon, having done the full trip to Stratford four times in total though we have been out on the river for a few nights away as well.
The river locks are all doubles, so you can get two narrow boats side by side in each, or one widebeam such as the commercial floating restaurant boats which travel from Stratford to Luddington in the evening during the season.
Last year, we were in the company of a hen party aboard a widebeam here as well as the restaurant boat, so available space was highly sought after.

Locks on the Stratford Canal are all narrow, so it is most fortunate that our boat is only  6’10” wide. However, when you take into account that some of the bridges and locks are just seven feet, that only gives us an inch either side to spare.
Add to that the fact that the canals themselves aren’t much wider, I found myself breathing in and praying nothing was coming the other way an awful lot over the next couple of days.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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8 Responses to Final Trip: all change

  1. colinandray says:

    Sounds stressful! 😦

  2. I’m already worried about it for you, and that’s knowing you’re through – I can’t imagine how worried I would be if I was actually doing it!

  3. lbeth1950 says:

    I just love hearing about you life.

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