Ireland day 0608. Monday 29 May 2023- Stratford 2 *

Ireland day 0608. Monday 29 May 2023- Stratford 2
Today’s summary Took a walk round Stratford in the morning then went to a wedding in the afternoon
Today’s weather Dry and bright with sun in the afternoon.   Moderate north easterly wind.  Appx 16C but feeling quite cool in the breeze
Today’s overview location
(The green mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Stratford wander with the tourists

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

The wedding we’re attending isn’t until this afternoon.   So we lingered over breakfast – a real treat – then took a wander round Stratford.

There was plenty of interest to see, and literally thousands of tourists packed in to see it.   It was an enjoyable excursion though Stratford was looking a bit like it was in need of a good wash-and-brush-up, and I did find the masses of humanity a bit off-putting.   Quite a contrast to the hills of Wicklow.  Anyway, that’s enough for now as I need to stop and make myself look beautiful for the afternoon’s festivities.   But a very enjoyable and relaxing start to the day so far.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Possibly an early Philadelphus flowering alongside the canal.   At least that’s what it smelled like Almost everything here is Shakespeare-themed
Taking a look at the River Avon.   Note the down jacket – tells you what the weather’s like! Royal Shakespeare Company theatre – the main building was completed around 1933, the tower was added around 2011
Checking out the inside of the RSC Theatre Evidently a big-seller here
The unusually-narrow locks on the Stratford-Upon-Avon canal, right outside the back of our hotel
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 5546 m
Max elevation: 45 m
Min elevation: 35 m
Total climbing: 40 m
Total descent: -39 m
Total time: 01:42:16
Download file: Stratford wander compressed corrected.gpx

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