Before getting on the canal had to pay a visit to the Shakespeare memorial statues again. This time Falstaff was the target and if I could put a bubble coming from his head it would say, "Gadzooks. Methinks that must be one of them new fangled horseless carriages that hasn't been invented yet."
Start of the canal
The start of the ride runs from the marina in Bancroft Gardens and goes under the road. This is the view looking back towards Shakespeare's theatre.
Never seen locks like this before. The first two or three coincide with street bridges and the towpath goes up and over, either alongside the lock itself or across the road above. Most weird when you first come across them.
After several locks the canal opened up with a few barges moored up. The towpath became very muddy after this point and had to hose the bike down when I got home.
Some very nice canal side properties near to the town centre.
Altogether a good ride today. A nice sunny day made it more enjoyable. Only about 5.8 miles on the clock but at a gentle pace, that was all that was needed.