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45 - Kidderminster to Gloucester. Staffs and Worcs Canal and River Severn.

Thursday 15th August 2002

Severn Valley Railway in the morning. We shoved off at 15:25, aiming to get to Stourport that night. While waiting for Kidderminster Lock, which had suddenly got very busy, Graham Booth on NB Rome came up behind us, so we put on our best behaviour! We arrived in Stourport Basin at 18:20 and managed to get one of the handful of Visitor Moorings, just beyond the Sanitary Station. That night we ate in with fish and chips, later the chiming basin clock introduced itself to Martin!

Friday 16th August 2002

Start off time was 09:10, no need to rush as the River Severn Lockies do not get up that early. Once through the basins and staircase locks we were off down the River Severn at 09:40. We passed Worcester at 12:45, then due to the good weather, the inevitable happened..........Neil went into Severn Estuary Passage planning mode and booked a pilot. 
So it was straight through to Gloucester that night arriving at 18:40. We passed the Avon Junction at 15:45 and lost a bit of time in Gloucester Docks, having failed to get a mooring in the barge arm, we went through Llanthony Lift Bridge and stopped on the Visitor Mooring pontoons below. That night we ate out at the Pizza Piazza overlooking the docks.

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The soon to be re-developed old mill in Kidderminster. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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Kidderminster. the Minster and Kidderminster Town Lock. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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Kidderminster Lock. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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The soon to be re-developed old mill in Kidderminster. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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The new Tesco's in central Kidderminster. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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Caldwell Lock. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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Caldwell Lock. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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 The Severn Valley Railway Falling Sands Viaduct. Caldwell Lock. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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Platt's Wharf. A lock used to lead down under the bridge to the River Stour. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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We get one of the few 24 Hour Visitor Moorings in Stourport Basin. Staffs and Worcs Canal.

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Lincomb Lock. River Severn.

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Lincomb Lock. River Severn.

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Lincomb Lock. River Severn.

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Holt Lock. River Severn.

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Leaving Holt Lock. River Severn.

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Looking back at Holt Lock and Holt Fleet Bridge. River Severn.

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Bevere Lock. River Severn.

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Approaches to Worcester. Racecourse on the left. River Severn.

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Worcester. Racecourse. River Severn.

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Worcester. Looking back at railway bridge. River Severn.

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Worcester. Cathedral. River Severn.

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Worcester. Cathedral. Glad to see that someone is keeping alive the old mooring site! River Severn.

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Worcester. Looking back at the Cathedral. River Severn.

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Worcester. Diglis wharves. Entrance to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal is to the left of the piles / pontoon. River Severn.

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Diglis Locks. River Severn.

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Diglis Locks. River Severn.

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Looking back at Upton Upon Severn. Moorings to the left of Upton Bridge. River Severn.

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The entrance to Upton Marina. River Severn.

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Mythe Bridge Tewkesbury. River Severn.

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The entrance to the River Avon. River Severn.

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Upper Lode Lock. River Severn.

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Upper Lode Lock. River Severn.

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Upper Lode Lock. River Severn.

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Looking back at Upper Lode Lock and the weir. River Severn is semi-tidal below this point, as Spring tides crest Maisemore Weir.

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Lower Lode Hotel. River Severn.

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Yew Tree Inn Moorings at Chaceley Stoke. River Severn.

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Haw Bridge Inn and Haw Bridge. River Severn.

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Wainlode. It is too shallow on the outside bend to get to the Red Lion pub. There used to be some mooring pontoons, but these seem to have been removed. River Severn.

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The "beach" at Wainlode. River Severn.

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Looking back at Wainlode. River Severn.

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Boat The Quay pub at Ashleworth. River Severn.

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River Severn - East Parting. A 40 Bridge.

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River Severn - East Parting. Railway Bridge.

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River Severn - East Parting. A 417  Bridges.

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Gloucester Docks - Main Basin, looking back at Gloucester Lock.

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Gloucester Docks. Looking down from the Pizza Piazza at Llanthony Lift Bridge and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

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