Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Wednesday 14 November 2012


It has been a warm day (for November), and dry, and we decided to stay put here beside Workman gardens looking out over the grounds of the old Abbey.
Not much remains of the original monastery buildings, (Henry VIII, dissolution and all that), but  the bell tower is still standing in good condition. Two churches also are on the site but only one of the churches is still used for services, understandably as they stand next to each other.  And the bell tower rings out every quarter, with a melodic tune on the hour from its carillon.

We enjoyed a long walk along the riverbank and back across footpaths, Jumble managed to come too, though perhaps a bit slower than usual.
Mistletoe growing amongst the hawthorn berries.
The A frame lock house over a dry dock next to Evesham lock.

And some photos from yesterday,
 The diamond shaped lock at the delightfully named village of Wyre Piddle, just before Tiddle Widdle Island!  See how much mud is all around the lock edge, making it very slippy and tricky to open the heavy gates.
The River Avon is owned and managed by the Avon Navigation Trust and the lock gates are original in construction. All steel, with the walkways over the top.  The paddles are counterbalanced with a weight.
The mill at Fladbury,

next to the lock.

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