Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tewkesbury to Gloucester

We made the decision last night as we were so close it would be a shame if we didn’t make the effort and go through to Sharpness, especially as we had already been to Bristol. With moral support from Paul and Jo, nb Repent at Leisure we set off from Tewkesbury onto the Severn. The very helpful lock keepers at Avon lock and Upper Lode lock prepared us for Gloucester lock. Even though we had grey cloud and a quick rain shower, the Severn was very impressive and eventually the sun did come out. As we reached Upper Parting we had to ring ahead to the lock keeper, as it was particularly busy we had to wait along the quay wall. As advised earlier we had to rope on to the chains, stern rope first keeping well back, as there was a very strong current. Once we came out of the lock, the basin revealed all its splendid surroundings.

008 Leaving Upper Lode lock, how big !!!

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The mighty Severn

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Approaching Gloucester lock

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Moored in the main basin

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Mariners Chapel

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2 comments:

p-millhouse said...

very interesting area,its good to see the plannners have put old buildings to good use,keeping there true heritage,first class photos.

Karen (nb Serenity) said...

Thanks. Yes it looks impressive and they have certainly spent some money and are still working on it.