Sunday, 18 August 2019

Worcester Sunday 18 August 2019

Day : Sunday
Date : 18 August 2019
Start : 1000
Finish : 1600 Diglis Basin

I have uploaded our proposed route to CanalPlanAC at if anyone wants to see where we are likely to be. It gets updated with actual position each night.

Lovely peaceful mooring last night in the weir stream below Tewkesbury lock. I did notice as the evening went on the flow increased quite a bit but not where we were tucked in.

This morning we were off in bright sunshine at about 10 am. a slow reverse to the wider part by the lock landing then let the flow take the bows round, I bet I looked good. Down to the Severn on tick over at 4 MPH and then turned into the flow on the Severn and opened up to normal cruising revs. Or speed over the ground as between 3¾ MPH and 2 MPH the slowest bit under the A4440 road bridge near Worcester and it was bit of a slog from here to the lock. When we arrived the electronic notice board indicated amber rising which was not surprising, I thought it may be when I saw a gate from a garden to the waters edge with water over a foot up it and submerged fishing platforms. The level boards below and above Diglis lock both indicated orange.DSCF2229

On our way up we passed several tree trunks and branches making their way down stream which we managed to avoid.DSCF2227

The mooring pontoons at Upton were almost empty when we passed, they are never like that if I want to stop there. There were 4 gravel barges tied up at their base, I take it its a Monday to FridayDSCF2223 job, less than an hour upstream even at the slow speed we were travelling we passed what I guess is their loading point, so theyDSCF2225 don't actually move it very far.

Somewhere near the M50 motorway bridge Diana spotted this bow of an old working boat just sticking out of the bank, can't say I have ever noticed it before.DSCF2220

We locked in at Worcester and topped up with water at the water point before carrying on through the bridge to stop on the 2 day visitor moorings overnight.

Today's Journeymap 25

17 Miles 3 Locks in 6 hours

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