Daily Archive: June 17, 2011


Bells, blooms and banners

Friday, 17th June: Gloucester to Tewkesbury, 14 miles, 3 locks An early start – to little avail. On Captain’s orders (with which Boatwif totally concurred) the boat and crew had to be ready for the 0800 locking down from Gloucester Dock.  Current regulations (due to low water levels) restrict lockings to five per day, on the even hour (or so we were told at Upper Lode lock last Saturday). But the regulation the Gloucester lock keeper was working to seemed...