A three hour journey took us to Worcester. The only things I knew about this city was it was it had a cathedral and was the site of a battle in the civil war. Now please understand my knowledge of history mostly comes from reading novels by Michael Arnold and Bernard Cornwell!

Caravan sites dot the riverbank

Gravel extraction was interesting……Barges were loaded and then sailed down stream to be unloaded. Good to see transport by river, rather than road.

The cathedral is a good landmark





The swan sanctuary

Moored in Worcester between the two bridges and alongside the park & racecourse. £4.00 per day

Once moored it was off to the cathedral pausing to read this notice

Here I am under the flood marker (blue top left) for 1947

This altar cloth was very eye catching. I always like to check the embroidery.

The chapter house much simpler than Wells

Our guide was keen for us to see the choir stalls and intricate carving

And the tomb of my favourite King. John died in the castle at Newark on Trent

Very clever etching on the cloister windows but not very easy to photograph

Leaving the cathedral we met up with Edward Elgar again

Past the ornate entrance to the Guildhall

And then we walked the footpath upriver to collect our post from

We use a system called Inpost. Mail is collected by courier from our postal address and delivered to a post box at a garage convenient to us. A text giving a code number is entered onto a screen and lo & behold the drawer of your box opens. It’s very efficient.

On the way back we saw the Dragon boat practising

 

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