Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Bonus blog from Gloucester

Captain Ahab went to Gloucester in a shower of rain.
25th August 2010

Hi all, a short updating post using Belle's laptop and dongle - hence no photos.

Whilst my run of Thames Ring posts continues, we are actually back on the water and were hoping to do the Avon Ring, but the weather had other ideas. The Severn is in a docile(ish) mood but on reaching the confluence with the Avon at Tewkesbury all was clearly not well. The Avon is spewing out a muddy chocolate coloured goo into the Severn and the water levels at Pershore on in the red.

Plan B has been invoked (how many times we have have to fall back on a plan B?)  and we have sailed on to Gloucester where once again we are sheltering from the rain. The stop offers a chance to see the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal plus the National Waterways Museum, so that is a bonus. As for the Avon, it will have to wait for another year. Another Gem still waiting to be explored.

Currently debating the return route: Birmingham Worcester or back to Stourport and up the Staffs and Worcester. We think we fancy Tardebigge and a trip through Birmingham - the weather for the Bank Holiday is looking much better.

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