We woke yesterday morning to a VERY hard frost. The ropes were quite solid and everything was rimed frost but looking quite lovely. We were planning to cruise a mere 4 miles and eight locks to Wootton Wawen.
The typical Stratford canal bridge. Cast from iron in two plates that are mounted on the piers leaving a gap between the plates for the towing rope to pass through.
Yarningale Aqueduct leading directly into a lock. The towing path drops down beside the trough so you are walking along at gunwale level.
Caxton nosing across the Aqueduct and into the waiting lock.
A BW work boat was sitting in the next lock and we were wondering if we had cocked-up, had we missed a stoppage? As the workmen saw us they reversed out of the lock and waved us through. They were setting brand new sandstone coping stones on a new bridge parapet.
Moored at Wootton Wawen. We will stay here for a day or so before venturing into Stratford basin.