We haven’t moved. This morning I went over to have chat with the Gloucester lockie. The river level was 4.4m it has to be 3.9m or less to allow us out on the river. Just looking at the speed of the flow I wouldn’t want to try navigating a narrowboat in that!

The weather has improved considerably and we sat out on the pontoon drinking Pimms and eating lunch, such a change from recently. During the afternoon we went for a lovely walk onto Alney Island formed in between the east & west channels of the Severn between the upper & lower partings. We’d never been there before, but will certainly return. The island is a nature reserve with many criss-crossing footpaths. The wild flowers were wonderful.

Still no change in the river level this evening, so it doesn’t look hopeful for a river trip tomorrow.

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