Tuesday 23 May 2017

Bye for now.

Well those among you that having been left bereft from the delay of this posting, I apologise. But we are now home for a short time.
We took the boat up to Stourport in the morning.  

So these are the visitor moorings a stones throw from the lock.  Other boats whizzed past these presumably to go to the more central ones in the town.  More about those later.  No time limit was on the signage here, that Dutch bargy boat behind us had been here for ten days.
The Cathedral had been our view during our short time here.
Pretty sweet eh?

This below is the Diglis Hotel.  My what a beautiful building.  I am told that the food is ok, but the service is terribly slow, patrons buy two rounds of drinks at one time to save queuing a second time, but what a grand garden overlooking the river. 

The cathedral disappears form view due to those trees.  I'd prune them back.

There is a swan sanctuary hereabouts and there are plenty. 

David likes....

So here ar ethe other visitor moorings.  From what we see there didn't appear to be wood or rubber, on concrete and could probably do with a few more bollards or rings.  We'll not bother with these ones by choice, plus you have to pay.

Out of the centre of Worcester and these are some sensibly built houses.  We saw many that seemed lower down than the river bank on the opposite side.  
Could be problematic me thinks.

Frightfully near the river....

Just the three locks to do today.  The gates took ages to open here....

Funny boat.


This took ages getting out too, a bit like giving birth.

A Lady Captain too, how the tourists waved to and photographed us!

On the gates of the other two locks top gates, were nesting wagtails, the Grey Wagtails were faster than this Pied Wagtail   HERE  he was taking the morning air for a few seconds so I could get this shot.  
The Greys were like grease lightening.

Pretty good photo of a memory for me.  No houses, no people, no roads or paths, no other boats.....  Just fabulous.

So to get up from the river into the basin there are two sets of staircase locks, or four locks joined together in pairs.

River below and the first one.

Second one brings you up alongside a dry dock.

This vessel was moored on the river in front of us, he started his engine to come up the double locks to get here and we were swathed in black smoke and it sounded like a helicopter.  So do emissions laws apply to craft? 

Much nicer craft here.

Landed and nesting.  Leckkie on and we'll see you soon WaL.

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