Saturday, 4 August 2012

Glos Docks.

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We spent our last day by Llanthony Bridge and saw this lovely yacht ‘Chula’ from the Isle of Man pass under the two bridges.

IMG_1596 Glos DockHaving visited the services there, we set of early  under beautiful blue skies towards Gloucester Lock.

IMG_1599 Alexandra WarehouseQuite a few boats were awaiting attention outside Tommi Nielsen's Dry-docks.

IMG_1605 letting Edward Elgar go firstThe big ‘bathtub boat’ Edward Elgar had loaded with passengers and pulled out, so we hovered in the basin to let them go first.

IMG_1607 into the lockIt just about fills the large river lock and the road bridge has to be raised to let him through onto the Severn. The Lock Warehouse is being transformed from Antique Centre into luxury apartments. It is rather a shame that the docks are now almost entirely turned over to residential use. Anyway, the many visiting narrow-boats continue to attract plenty of gongoozlers on fine days.

IMG_1617 leaving Glos Lock It took sometime for the lock to be made ready for us, then we were off up the Severn with our lifejackets on and anchor at the ready.

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