Monday, 8 June 2009

Back to Gloucester

Monday 8th June
We finished off our trip on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal today by going back to Gloucester. There is plenty of room to moor in the dock are but we chose to stay on the pontoons outside as it was slightly more convenient for Barney.

Seamans Church in Dockland

We would recommend this canal to anyone, it has been quite a delight. It is clean and in most places it is wide enough to turn if you decide you have just missed the mooring place you fancy. There are also plenty of pleasant places to moor. What fascinates us is the large number of swing bridges which are all manned from 8am-7pm with not really a high volume of do they afford the staff?

Gloucester is not an unpleasant place to moor but the town itself was a disappointment. Apart from the Cathedral with it's magnificent East Window (largest in England it is said) the town did not have a lot to recommend it. Even the new shopping precinct in the dock area seemed to be full of designer outlet shops and was not very inspiring.

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