Saturday 21st August
Damp and dreary this morning so we sat tight for a while. Our mooring was close to a hire boat depot and it was interesting watching the new boaters, dressed up in wet gear and trying to make the best of of unfortunate circumstances.
Towards midday the weather started to improve a bit. So we decided to set off for Wilmcote, a small village north of Stratford where Shakespeare's mother was born. There is a thriving tourist industry built around the house/farm. A great day out for kids of all ages.
On the way here we passed over the splendid Edstone Aquaduct taking the canal over a road, a railway and a stream who's name doesn't appear on the map.