The lock at Tewkewsbury does not open until 9am so we had a early shop and watered and were ready when the lock keeper came on duty. He duly relieved us of £6 (2 nights at £3 for mooring) Not a large fee, although there are no facilities and we had paid £55 to come down the Avon, however the trust needs money to maintain the Avon so must not be too grudging.
We locked through with another boat and had a pleasant trip down the Severn to Gloucester. Still good weather although cooler than of late. The river is pretty but does not have the interest of the Thames.
The guide books are quite alarmist about the approaches to Gloucester Dock but we had phoned ahead as per instructions and the lock was waiting open for us. The conditions are ideal as there has been little rain recently and the water is very low.
A small boat was already in the lock so we were three abreast and room for more behind.
Several tall ships were there, including the Matthew. We had missed to collection of all the tall ships by one weekend.