Up earlyish as we had arranged to meet Heddi’s sister Pauline at 11:30 at Hempstead bridge. She lives in the Forest of Dean so nearer Gloucester is more convenient. Also we wanted to start back up the river early on Saturday morning so being near Gloucester would make that easier.
After a some confusion regarding how to find us she arrived a bit late. We took a short cruise into the docks and moored up on one of the finger pontoons for lunch. Again the weather was really lovely and warm. We dropped her off back by her car and then walked into the Gloucester Quays shopping centre. This is marketed as a “designer outlet”, but it is full of the usual clothing shops you find everywhere. Heddi bought some tee shirts and we walked back.

I got a call from Andrew (aka Capt Beeky) about 5:30 to say that he and Sheila were on their way down the M5 and would be with us in about 20mins. They duly arrived and we all sat out in the evening sunshine nattering for about an hour before they had to depart for home in Dorset.

We had our evening meal with just the two of us, the first time since we set out over a week ago.

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