Thursday, 3 July 2014

3rd. July

Stourport on Severn.

Yesterday morning we cast off about 9.00am, again in company with Gundagai, (correct spelling this time, sorry.) , once more in warm sunshine. We were both heading for Stourport, and again it was a perfect day for cruising. A very relaxed morning, with three of the large river locks to negotiate before mooring up on the visitor moorings outside the canal basin.
Yesterday evening we were joined by Gundagai's crew for a few glasses of wine out on the jetty where we managed to put the world to rights, if only anyone would listen!

On the way up the river we saw moored an interesting boat, VIC 99 . These boats were built during the war on the lines of the old Clyde Puffers, to service the fleet. The initials stand for Victualing Inshore Craft.

My birthday today so we have had a quiet day, generally pigging out, coffee and carrot cake in spoons and a slap up meal on board. Still got strawberries and champers to come, yum yum.
We love Stourport with its fairground, seagulls and variety of different boats. Quite the feel of a seaside town. This afternoon we have been sitting out on the jetty watching the Kingfishers, flitting back and forth across the river and diving for fish. Magic! (No pic. I'm afraid, camera not up to it.)


  1. Happy birthday Sharon - sorry we missed it. Hope you had a good day. Sad we didn't get together on your quick visit last weekend - look forward to seeing you both later in the year. All the best, happy cruising. Pete & Sheila

  2. Thank you for your birthday wishes , will catch up later