Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Still Pottering on the Gloucester & Sharpness

Moored just beyond Saul Junction
We eventually wandered back through Saul and partook of another cooked breakfast in the Stables cafe.   Then I am sad to say we had a thoroughly idle day!!!!  I read a whole book.......good going.

Sunday we went to church in the Big Top.  We had been told about this the previous week when we went to Fretherne Church and it sounded different.  

It was a lovely service performed by the local Open the Book team and the story of Joseph was interspersed with lovely hymns.  Since I am involved with our local Open the Book when I am at home in the winter it was very interesting to see.

Later Geoff & Gill Smith call to visit and we all went out to lunch in the Ship Inn at Framilode.

A fantastic display by these young lads
The circus that was in town was Giffords Circus.   I had no intention of going to the actual circus show as it is not the sort of thing that appeals, however after several local people told us what a magnificent show it was and not full of animals as I remembered circuses, we decided to buy tickets for the last performance on Monday.   Wow...what a show, it was fantastic and we would definitely go again.

Tuesday saw the arrival of Anne & Keith Hall who are staying nearby for a couple of nights.
A very enjoyable catch up and supper on board Petroc.

Wednesday we took a short trip (all of 3.4 miles each way) as far as Slimbridge.   Keith and Geoff walked both ways as Keith does not travel well on the water but Anne & I took a more sedate trip on the boat.   There are a few boats around but it is not really very busy.   On our return we found the space we had vacated earlier in the day.   A leisurely afternoon with what was left of it followed and the plan is to take ourselves down to the Ship for supper.......

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