Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Tuesday 2nd June
Yet another glorious day in the sunshine and a gentle 3 1/2 hour trip down to Tewkesbury. We are certainly seeing the Avon at its best. It is hard to believe what it was like in the devastating floods of 2007.
En route we passed Bredon and Bredon Marina. Ideally this is where we wanted to stop as friends Geoff and Gill Smith live in the village, but sadly there is not any mooring for a narrowboat

Instead there is a long line of small cruisers. We do wonder how much use some of the have. Despite all this summer weather we have seen very few of them moving.
Also en route we passed this bridge which was being inspected by an intrepid engineer. he had to hoist himself up out of our way. His friends in the dinghy below said they had the better job!

We stopped at Tewkesbury marina to refuel.. I had phoned ahead and checked that we could declare our own split. Their domestic price was 58p. My spread sheet is running on 75/25 domestic/propulsion at the moment.
We moored adjacent to King Johns bridge (in the background). Moorings were not plentiful but someone moved up for us and we managed to fit in.
Geoff went off to do his normal exploring of the town. I retired below to escape the heat.

Tewkesbury Abbey towering above the town

Tewkesbury in the sunshine
This is my second attempt at posting this. I failed to turn the power on to the computer and the battery ran out and everything closed down. When I plugged in and rebooted, despite the little message at the bottom periodically saying it was auto saving, there was nothing there.....I was not impressed. (Just discovered it was there after all, lurking way down the page....can't win sometimes)

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