• Patch Bridge 26 April 2019

    Patch Bridge 26 April 2019

    Morning drizzle but as we only encountered the two swing bridges we managed to stay relatively dry. We saw the swan nesting alongside the second swing bridge. Moored at Patch to visit Slimbridge. Had an an excellent lunch at The […]

     
  • 25 April 2019 Sharpness

    25 April 2019 Sharpness

    An early start for this cruise ship at 9.30 came down to Sharpness to turn around. We were still having breakfast! An early morning walk through the marina Past the lifeboat station and wind turbine – a great landmark as […]

     
  • The Ships Graveyard, Purton 23 April 2019

    The Ships Graveyard, Purton 23 April 2019

    In the afternoon we decided to walk up to Purton to reach our ten thousand steps for the day. We first encountered the old railway that crossed the canal and river until 1960 The bridge over the canal had to […]

     
  • Portishead to Sharpness 23 April 2019

    Portishead to Sharpness 23 April 2019

    Our second sea crossing, coincidentally is two years to the day since crossing The Wash. Not a seal in sight just logs and debris. Up at 5.45 to be ready to enter the lock at 6.45. Light hazy cloud, 13.8 […]

     
  • 22 April 2019

    22 April 2019

    An early start departing at 7:41 to be ready for the 8.15 Bridge swing. Picked up Pilot Steve at Cumberland Basin ready for the tide to be ready. Eleven yachts and Matilda waiting….. It used to cause chaos when there […]

     
  • Bristol 20 & 21 April 2019

    Bristol 20 & 21 April 2019

    Things became very busy on Friday evening and Saturday. Boats arrived with the tide. Some very smart craft looking for secure moorings Music from all quarters, people sitting on the edge of the quay, trip boats and ferries and the […]

     
  • Arnolfini Mooring Bristol 18 - 19 April 2019

    Arnolfini Mooring Bristol 18 – 19 April 2019

    A brilliant mooring right outside Arnolfini. Very popular with the natives! Most of our time was spent exploring the dock area on foot. I was amazed how much it had changed since I left in 97. Here are a few […]

     
  • Bristol 17 April 2019

    Bristol 17 April 2019

    This was a day for Tony. The Aerospace Museum. We caught the 75 bus to Gypsy Patch lane followed by a hike to the museum entrance The conorde stencil was a nice touch! Many more things to see besides Concorde. […]

     
  • Bristol 16 April 2019

    Bristol 16 April 2019

    Took a wander round the docks after mooring I had to include this! Ferry Matilda passing Matilda Devizes! Brunel Quays is quite a smart place to moor if you have a short boat and it looks out to SS great […]

     
  • Keynsham to Bristol 16 April 2019

    Keynsham to Bristol 16 April 2019

    A morning of steady rain Sailing past the old Frys factory. Now a huge new housing “village” The river passes through a very pretty valley . We soon arrived at Beeses Tea Garden but now it is calle a Riverside […]

     
 

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