Friday, July 23, 2010

Heading back….

After a couple of enjoyable days at Sharpness we’re heading back up to Gloucester.

Sunset over the estuary
The Old Lock…..And basin
These were made redundant when the new lock was built in 1874. The old one was too small to accommodate larger vessels as trade increased.
The Dock House is now the area HQ of SARA, the Severn Area Rescue Association.

Dock House
This morning, before we turned around, we had a look into the docks, as far as we could go….

Into the docks, Sharpness Low Bridge in the way.
Then back out, bidding farewell to the 14 day moorings with fine views over the estuary.

Looking over the estuary, a goods train runs along the Chepstow-Gloucester line, nearly a mile away.
Now if I was looking for a restoration project……
Yesterday I mentioned the charity, the Willow Trust. Both of their boats were out on the water today, passengers enjoying the fine weather.

Willow Trust’s Leonard Matchan
We moored just after lunch near Splatt Bridge again. This time though we are on the north side, opposite the church at Church End.

Church tower repairs.
We’ll probably stop here for the weekend.

Locks 0, miles 6

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