A gentle start today as the plan was just to hop up the river to Upton on Severn. Whilst watering before departure we chatted to the lock keeper and he showed us his album of pictures of the flood here in 2007.....quite horrific. The lock was not visible and the lock keepers hut just had the top of the roof showing.
Mythe Bridge just after leaving Tewkesbury
Another pleasant but uninteresting run to Upton. The sun was shining and was even quite hot so we were not complaining. We met no other boats until Geoff came to a sharp right hand bend. He was giving the bend a wide berth in case it was shallow, when all of a sudden a large trip boat appeared, closely followed by a working barge! Both going at a goodly pace which certainly disturbed his morning reverie.
Further on we passed the gravel plant which uses these working barges, how nice to see the canals being put to use.
We reached Upton at mid-day and searched for somewhere to moor. We had been warned that space was scare and that we would probably have to breast up. At first glance even this didn't look possible but a chap on the small pontoon told us we could moor inside as it was deep enough so a couple of turns later we were snug inside. How lucky we were as the rain started as soon as we had the pram cover up and it did not let up for the rest of the day, complete with thunder and lightning. Geoff was therefore unable to go for his normal explore of a new place. If the sun shines tomorrow we may stay over a day to see the town in a better light.