A Boaty Trip To Stratford

So I could start by apologising profusely for the lack of any blogs at all for what seems like forever, but I’m going to choose instead to gloss over this fact entirely in the hope that you will be as gracious. I would love to say there is some big reason for the radio silence which there kind of is ….


Yes folks that’s right we have had one of the warmest and driest summers in my living memory, and for any of you who don’t know we have a boat, and that just makes this weather even blooming better! (Not to brag or anything!)

There are a few things I want to blog to you all about, and I am going to try, and promise to post to you all more regularly again.

Firstly I’m going to tell you all about our wonderful day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, we had a very rare weekend off and after loosing a bet James owed me a date (We’re a super mature couple). So off to Stratford we went, it was a wonderful day, we began with a trip to the Butterfly Farm, which I would recommend to anyone and obviously being the boat folk we are we had to take a rowing boat down the river.

After our hard work rowing we relaxed with a well deserved ice cream on the Lock at the centre of the town. As we sat there enjoying the sunshine a boat decided to make the move down the lock, a mass crowd of Gongoozlers descended to marvel at the boat descending the lock. Dad’s attempted to explain how the locks worked to amazed kids and phones and cameras were a plenty capturing the action.


It was so funny for us to watch everyone watching, it was incredible to see the interest of all those passer-bys captured completely by something which we now take for granted. We quickly made a mental note to never visit the centre of Stratford with Fantine, for fear of entirely messing up the lock for all these on lookers.

James & Kirsty

2 thoughts on “A Boaty Trip To Stratford

  1. Hi welcome back! I can’t wait to learn how to do locks and get confident about them. We are in India and won’t be back to the UK until March/April next year, but our boat is waiting there patiently for us! All the best.


    1. Hi Sadie, so lovely to hear from you! Hope everything is going well with you. How lovely I have always fancied India, although James has never been as keen! I have to say I glad to only have to do the bit on dry land, not the whole driving your beloved boat into a great big sink hole bit 🙂 x

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