Hempstead bridge

For some reason we both had a sleepless night, so we decided to get up early, have a shower in the BW sani station and then set off about 7:00. Down through the two staircases and out onto the river. We were a bit early at Lincomb lock as the lockie doesnt start until 8:00. The weather was great all day and we had a great trip down. The plan was to stop at Ashleworth, but the Upper Lode lockie said that there was a high tide due tonight which would top the Maisemore wier. The moorings at Ashleworth are fixed, not floating, so we carried on to Gloucester.

Gloucester docks were jam packed full with boats for the forthcoming Tall Ships event so we carried on the Hempstead. Moored up at 17:30 and finished off a bottle of pink Champagne which Heddi had had for her birthday.

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