Spent an extra day at Frampton waiting for the rain to pass over, no point in missing the stunning views. Set off the following morning to Shepherd’s Patch, where we had a walk down to the Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre. Then made the final stretch to Sharpness, the weather had improved and we had full 360 degree clear panoramic views for miles. Had Sunday lunch in the Dockers Club, which had been recommended. Sharpness is still a working port and ships from various countries can be seen passing through the entrance lock with cargo of fertilizer, cement, grain etc.
Approaching Purton Upper Bridge
Remains of the Severn Railway Bridge. Demolished in October 1960 when fog caused two petrol barges to miss the entrance to the docks and collided with the bridge.
View from our mooring, tide out
Sharpness. Jo, Paul (nb Repent at Leisure) and me