|The man at the centre of it all|
|Beside another fine tug, this one built by Dave Harris|
|The Bard and his creations await the next wave of tourists|
|Prince Hal lifts his crown but no-one is watching|
Some of them photograph details with the same relentless intensity - snap, snap, snap, snap - I used to see in Japanese engineers snapping away at details of rival new cars at motor shows. Poor friends back at home having to sit through an evening of saki and 'snaps of our trip to Stratford'.
It really is a huge entertainment though naturally some boaters manage to grumble about it. What a grumpy bunch we are!
|The eternally depressed Hamlet|
|Alas poor Yorick, yet another photo opportunity|
Ghastly Shakespearean analogies and puns abound on shop names, though there are classier frontages on the quieter streets it has to be said and it is easy to leave the dawdling geriatric visitors and crocodiles of teenagers behind.
Being cost-conscious boaters we opted for the gourmet gastronomic experience of 'the best fish and chips in town' followed by a self guided walking tour of the old streets courtesy of a Stratford Society website. More of that next time.