The picture below is opposite our mooring on the Severn by the racecourse at Worcester, and this is how it looked on Sunday morning.
After Geoff had taken Barnaby for a long walk around the race course (he didn't bother with the jumps!) we set off for the 10.30 Sung Eucharist at the Cathedral. My walking which had started to be bad the previous evening, had not improved and despite taking my hiking stick with me, it was a slow walk. We met our visitors, Tony & Di Fletcher with Di's cousin Ann and Ronnie Dunn afterwards and we managed to find a good pub in town where we had a Sunday Roast for £5 a head. We should have stopped after that but some of all (all the ladies) fell foul of things like treacle sponge and sticky toffee pudding. We should had had a long walk after that but it was all I could do to gt myself back to Petroc.
Since only Ronnie was staying for a couple of days, we took a trip down the river and back for everyone else's benefit.
Tuesday 16th June
Set off today with the intention of stopping at Stoke Prior after 6 locks. However at the first lock we met some friendly local walkers who told us the moorings after the next 6 locks were much better. Since the weather was still being kind to us we decided to carry on. We passed the church at Oddingley early on which we had been recommended to visit but the skipper is not keen on stopping en route so we didn't force the issue as it was very pleasant sitting up in the cratch whilst he steered the boat to the first lock. The canal was very narrow in parts on this stretch.