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Rain, rain and more rain! Jan & Mike were due to arrive mid afternoon. The plan was for a short trip then back for another barbecue. We texted them midday to decide what to do. They suggested that we abandon the bbq and go to the pub instead. About three o’clock there was a lull

Splatt Bridge

We awoke this morning to grey, overcast skies and strong winds. Our daughter Liz and her family were meeting us at Splatt bridge for a lunchtime barbecue, but it didn’t look promising. We set off about eight o’clock and had to battle against a strong headwind. At Saul we wanted to use the DIY pumpout

Back up the river III

Monday: Grey and a bit chilly. By the morning the river level had dropped about 6 inches, and carried on dropping throughout the day. By the time we got to Stourport it had dropped about 2 feet and was back in the green. We had breakfast on the pontoons where we had spent the first

Back up the river II

Glorious weather, sun shone all day. Progress was slowish, we were only doing about 3.4mph most of the time, down to 2.8 where the current was strongest. It was a good thing that we had gone in at Ashleworth as there wasnt any room at either Haw Bridge or the pub at Apperley. Breakfast at

Back up the river I

We had moored JH by Sandfield bridge during the week, so on Saturday afternoon we parked the car where we had left it previously and set off at about 3 o’clock. We got to Gloucester about 5:00. I called the lockie and he said to moor up in the docks as he was waiting for