There weather forecast was right, it was really cold for most of the way. We set off at 6:50 and locked out from the docks down on to the Severn at just after 9 o’clock. This journey starts off going up the “parting” which is a narrow bywater off of the main river. It’s narrower


We moved up from Splatt bridge to just north of Parkend bridge. From here up to Gloucester we can get under the next three bridges. So this means that we can start off early in the morning before the bridge keepers come on duty. The weather forecast for tomorrow is dry but not warm for

On the G & S

We have spent the last 6 weeks or so just tootling up and down the G&S. Mostly staying at Saul, but also Splatt Bridge, Patch Bridge and Sharpness. Our friend Rob has his widebeam in Saul marina and we have spent a couple of evenings there. Friends Paul and Julia have their boat at Sharpness


30th April We just tootled up to Saul as we are meeting friend Rob tomorrow. He has a wide beam in the marina that he lives on when in the UK. He is driving back from France tomorrow. 1st May Lazy day today, though I did rub down and revarnish the window frames. Rob popped

Splatt Bridge

Just a short trip down to one of our favourite places on the G&S. It’s rained most of the day, but cleared up in the late afternoon. This is a great spot for bird watching. We have seen 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Great White Egrets, lots of Sand Martins and heard a Bittern.

Near Sellars Bridge

A great trip down the Severn today. We set off just before 8:00 to arrive at Diglis locks just after the lock keeper came on duty. The river was very calm, flat almost mirror like. With all the trees fresh in leaf it was very attractive. There have been very few boats about, we only


The plan was to start off early and get to Hempstead bridge about 8 o’clock as they come on duty, then make an early start up the river. The plan was foiled on two counts. Firstly we didn’t get out of bed on time! Secondly Llanthony bridge doesn’t open until 9:00 to allow all the

North of Parkend bridge

We had left the boat at Splatt for a few days whilst we went down to Devon in Bertie our campervan. This morning we returned with Sue and Tom. They gave us a lift back as we are going back up tne Severn tomorrow and our car is already at Droitwich. After coffees & teas

Splatt Bridge

Only a couple of miles today. After breakfast we walked via the fields to Frampton to the village shop to get some stuff for tomorrow’s lunch. Back to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon a really strong wind blew up, but we needed to get to Splatt to pick up Theresa tomorrow. So we


Jan and Mike arrived just after 10. We moved over to the water point and had tea/coffee while the tank filled. Then a slow tootle up to moor up between Fretherne bridge and Sandfield bridge. We opened our very generous birthday presents from J&M and enjoyed a glass of Prosecco before walking to the pub