Caxton moored on the floating pontoon on the R.Severn at StourportThursday morning we waved farewell to Stourport and headed down river towards our next stop, Worcester. The previous day we had crossed the basin and descended to two staircase locks (four locks in total) on to the River Severn where we moored up on the floating pontoon. Wednesday afternoon I had walked the dogs south along the towpath and 'discovered' that the locks on the River Severn were manned! Forgive my ignorance but this is all new territory and I had assumed that the locks would be like those of the R.Avon, large, deep and powered by ME... Greatly relieved at this unexpected bonus I was eager to get started on Thursday morning.
Farewell Lincombe Lock
The first of the barge locks into the basin at Diglis
Caxton approaching the 1st Diglis lock from the river.
Caxton on the visitor moorings in Worcester
We moored up on visitor moorings only a matter of yards from the main basins and awaited the arrival of Stuart Harper (Caxton's boat fitter) and Anita his partner - we were off out for dinner together. Caxton got the once over and a nod of approval before we headed for the Kings Head and a pleasant evening together.