It was a bit of a wait to pass through the docks on Sunday with no mooring room in the docks it was all coordinated by the Bridge Keeper who made sure the lock was ready to enter as we moved across the dock. Rachael was busy snapping a few pictures as I dodged the jumps littered around the docks for the jet ski demonstration.
|Entering the docks|
We finished our cruising day by leaving the River Severn and locking up on to the River Avon at Tewkesbury. When we arrived the lock keeper had just gone to lunch for an hour. By the time she had returned it was rather chaotic with boats queuing to go up or down the lock. Moorings were at a premium when we arrived so we breasted up.
|The secret garden|
Today the weather had improved as we headed off, firstly picking up fuel from Tewkesbury Marina (74p domestic) and heading for Pershore. We were back to manual locks and bridges after a couple of weeks of keeper operated. Three locks today, two of them, Nafford and Penshore where rather awkward to get out of, Nafford in particular. This boat found Nafford Lock too difficult or more likely the result of flooding?
A late bloomer! Two cygnets and one egg to go.
We moored at Penshore just after lunch, plenty of room, probably enough for ten narrowboats. We headed straight off to Penshore Abbey. Previously a Benedictine Monastery and much smaller now than it once was, this building is over a thousand years old.