Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


We must have been here in Stourport almost the same time last year, the October half-term holiday, as J will remember 'cos she came to stay with us and we went out onto the River Severn.
We had a wander around the town, but mostly the port, this morning before leaving the canal behind us and venturing out onto the river.
So here are a few pictures taken in the lovely, bright sunshine.
From the lower basin you get a good view of the Tontine building, now converted into houses and apartments. See last year's blog for more about what Tontine means.
Looking towards the upper basin across the wide lock, where all the shiny white gin palaces cruisers are moored.
The clock warehouse looking grand.
Aahh I think I prefer the colourful mish-mash of the narrowboats.
In the dry dock, ready for bottom blacking.
I like the records kept round the top of the dry dock wall, showing boat names and year of painting work done.
And out on the river, quite a fast flow today, we shall be travelling with the stream down towards Gloucester.

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