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Heading up the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, then along the Grand Union to Braunston. From there back down the Oxford Canal.


 
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  Working our way up the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal - back to narrow locks after the wider ones on the River Avon.   The bridges can be pretty narrow too, and like this one often still retain the gap between the two halves for the tow rope to drop through. A relic from the days of horse-drawn boats.  
 
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  The Edstone Aquaduct - complete with train passing under it just after we'd gone over it.   The skipper exiting a lock and crossing another aquaduct. Okay, so it's not a very long aquaduct - in fact it's shorter than the boat!  
 
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  One of the unusual 'drum-roofed' lock cottages on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.   An artistic shot taken by the crew on a lovely September day.  
 
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  A nice rural spot on the Grand Union near Wigram's Turn.   A view of the boat from the climb up Napton Hill.  
 
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  Napton Windmill, now a private residence but still a prominent landmark on the Oxford Canal.