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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sharpness to Gloucester

Row of canal-side cottages at Purton.

Various swing-bridges.

The sign says "SLOW loose cables across canal. No mooring between signs."

It would have to be a very small boat to moor between the 2 posts!

One of the swing-bridges being worked upon.

Approaching Gloucester from the south.

Now moored on the Baker's Quay visitor mooring before Llantony Bridge.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Shepherd's Patch to Sharpness

Approaching the remains of the old railway swing-bridge near Sharpness.

Now moored near the remains of the old railway swing-bridge.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Wetland & Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge

Just a small selection of the 473 photos I took in the Wetland & Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge.

The highlight of our visit was seeing the cranes.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Saul Junction to Shepherd's Patch

Yesterday we had this sail yacht moor behind us, not a usual combination of boats!

Approaching Saul Junction footbridge.

Dismal weather meant the views are shrouded in gloom.

Arriving at the visitor moorings at Shepherd's Patch as captured by Adrian on Rypeck.

Now moored at Shepherd's Patch visitor moorings for the Bank Holiday weekend.

We had a nice meal in the Tudor Arms with Adrian & Carole before they set off to Gloucester and back to Droitwich.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Parkend Swing-Bridge to Saul Junction.

A short 1.8 mile trip this morning to Saul Junction.

Approaching Parkend Swing-Bridge.

The Forest of Dean can be seen in the distance across the River Severn.

Now moored in the sunshine at Saul Junction.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Gloucester Docks to Just North of Parkend Swing-Bridge.

We moved from our weekend mooring in the dock to the visitor moorings just past Llanthony Bascule Bridge to do a food shop and then crossed the canal to empty the elsan and top up with water.

The lightship Sula which is for sale.

One of the stylish bridge-keepers cottages.

A rather magnificent tree.

Now moored just north of Parkend Swing-Bridge.


Lower Lode Inn to Gloucester Docks

Yesterday the engineer arrived with our replacement starter motor, which I fitted and it worked after a bit of adjustment. He has taken the faulty one away to see if it can be repaired for us as a spare. However the faulty starter has taken out one of the cells in the starter battery, so I am having to jump it with the domestic batteries for now. Approaching Haw Bridge.

Approaching Gloucester lock.

3 boats in Gloucester lock.

Now moored in Gloucester Dock for the weekend.

I have temporarily replaced the faulty starter battery with one of our domestic batteries which will suffice for now until we return to Warwick.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Upton to Lower Lode Inn

We set off this morning in company with our friends Adrian and Carol.

Tewkesbury Bridge.

The entrance/exit of the River Avon.

Approaching Upper Lode lock.

 Unfortunately whilst in Upper Lode lock I turned the engine off to hear what the lock-keeper was saying to the other boats. When I went to restart it the starter motor failed. Adrian and Carol expertly breasted up to us and brought us out of the lock to the pontoon moorings at Lower Lode Inn, where are are now moored.

The faulty starter motor, it has gone short circuit across the +ve and -ve terminals.

A quick phone call to the engineer who fitted it, and email sent with info and photos, and we are now awaiting him to bring us a replacement which he is going to have to build.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hawford Tip Lock to Upton Upon Severn

Great day travelling down the River Severn in company with out friends Adrian and Carol on NB Rypeck. Approaching Diglis Locks.

It is great to be on a river again, Hadar does like to stretch her legs on a river.

Rivers are so different from canals, we both enjoy rivers.

Now moored at Upton upon Severn with NB Rypeck moored alongside us.