• Victoria Basin Gloucester January 2021

    Victoria Basin Gloucester January 2021

    Happy New Year! Although cold at 1.03 degrees at 9.39 it turned out to be a lovely day and the start of our “Dry January”. Snow arrived on 2nd Finally dredging came to an end. Edward Elgar the cruise ship […]

  • December 2020

    December 2020

    Volunteering continues Tony got his driving certificate! Washing down white paintwork at Caen Hill Hedging in Jubilee Wood Caen Hill keeping warm around the camp fire! Christmas Market in Gloucester docks (with masks and at a distance) Cakes shop window, […]

  • December 2020        Gloucester Cathedral

    December 2020 Gloucester Cathedral

    Our visit to Gloucester Cathedral to follow the Christmas Story and see the beautiful decorations An excellent way to disguise the scaffolding: Fantastic life sized Knitted figures Can you spot the octopus? The Holy Family What a lovely idea! Below […]

  • November 2020

    November 2020

    A very quiet month with Lockdown No 2. It did however mean that John Lewis could not get Tony’s camera repaired and therefore replaced it free of charge. We are fortunate in having a large park nearby and so have […]

  • October 2020

    October 2020

    We continued to do our volunteering on the G & S canal and the 14th saw the Green Flag hoisted at Saul Junction. The culmination of many hours of work by Bridge Keeper, Chris, wearing his blue uniform and a […]

  • September 2020                   Part 3

    September 2020 Part 3

    So we took Henry to Wales staying initially at Harlech The huge seaside campsite had a terrific statue We visited Portmeirion, somewhere I had always wanted to see. Even in dismal weather it was an amazing place! Not only is […]

  • September 2020  Part 1

    September 2020 Part 1

    Matilda went to the Historic Dry Dock at Hempstead, Gloucester to have her bottom blacked and engine serviced. Dry dock full of water to allow Matilda to enter Dry dock empty in order to carry out the blacking From inside […]

  • September 2020                  Part 2 Roadworks

    September 2020 Part 2 Roadworks

    We have been watching the progress of the work to route the Stroudwater Canal, part of the Cotswold Canal Trust, under the A38 January 5 The roundabout January 27 March 2 March 9 Saving the tree? September 1st The preformed […]

  • Around and About         August 2020

    Around and About August 2020

    A lovely NGS garden open Then a trip to Leominster Refreshment for dogs above and humans below Keeping the cricket pitch in tip top condition! How to wreck an old building – add modern windows! Good advice! The Priory, an […]

  • July 2020 Water                       To Stratford on Avon

    July 2020 Water To Stratford on Avon

    We set off for a cruise upriver to Stratford. This usually takes four leisurely days. Whenever we go under the M5 we joke about seeing an Eddie Stobart lorry. This time we saw one! We do just fit under Eckington […]


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