Daily Archive: June 19, 2011

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And the band played…

Saturday’s blog failed to appear until Sunday morning: if you missed it do check out Adventures on the Avon below before reading Sunday’s submission. Sunday 19th June: Pershore to Evesham, 11.5 miles, 3 locks It was a late start from Pershore this morning, Boatwif keen to hear the Abbey bells first.  The mooring was beside the town’s recreation ground. By 10am it was empty, the other boats having gone and no runners or ballgame players in view.  Just one sole...

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Adventures on the Avon

Saturday 18th June, Tewkesbury to Pershore,   12.5 miles, 3 locks “Tomorrow a half day’s cruise to Pershore” were the words that finished yesterday’s blog. Never assume reality will exactly mirror the plan.  Eager to be boating this morning (“only to Pershore, get there early, get a good mooring”)  the Captain galloped into Tewkesbury to acquire essential supplies and then cast off, sans breakfast, (“because we’ll stop at Tewkesbury Marina for fuel and sanitary station”). The fuel was over-priced, the sanitary...