Is the Severn worth a visit? Gloucester next

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

My next outing on the boat is at the end of August. It may well be my last one whilst based at Norbury as we will be moving bases sometime. So the question is where to go to? The new base for the boat will be at the other side of the four counties, so […]

Stratford to Wilmcote – the Shakespeare leg

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Day 10 of our cruise sees us leave the River Avon and re-enter the canal system. We awoke to a bright and sunny morning, people walking in the parkland adjacent and birds swimming about on the water. After a walk into town to visit a few shops, we got on our way just after 1pm. […]

Avon Day 9 – Bidford, Binton, and Stratford

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Its Sunday (11th May) and the day has a summery glow. A bright sunny morning and as we are moored at a lockside where nearby shops probably mean wading across the weir, we set off straight after breakfast. Its just after 9am, and round the first corner we meet another narrowboater out and about enjoying […]

Avon – Craycombe to George Billington Lock

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Day 8, May 10th 2008, on the River Avon We Set off from our moorings at Craycombe Turn, which are in themselves great unless you need somewhere with supplies or even a nearby pub, on another sunny morning. This is a nice rural section of the river, which keeps itself to itself. After a while […]

Day 5 – Evesham

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

We awoke to a bright and sunny day. After a leisurely breakfast and a walk to the shop for a paper it was time to set off. The advice for mooring is to face upstream, so we had turned round last night. So after starting up and ready to cast off, we needed to turn […]