|Spot the deliberate discrepancy. I guess it makes it easier to find the way home to the correct front door!|
|This set of terraced houses, known as Lock Cottages (?!) have a view over the lock from the other side. They did look rather nice.|
|Julia in Wetherspoons (The Old Swanne, I think, in Evesham)|
|For Joy and Grahame and for Hutchy - Evesham Golf Course, from the river as we were cruising towards Pershore.|
|And again - isn't that a lovely golf course? Hard to see in these photos, but it looked to me as tho it was built on the old ridge and furrow farm land. Must make play interesting!|
Pershore photosThe trip down to Pershore was on one of the hottest days I have ever encountered - until the next two or three! Sunscreen was a must, regularly applied. I tried to wear a long sleeved shirt but it was too hot! And I couldn't hold the umbrella to shade myself and steer the boat at the same time!
Fladbury Lock and its surrounds were lovely. It was very warm there, but there was a bit of a breeze too - as it does in Wellington, the breeze always helps in the hot weather, even if its help is deceiving and ends with a greater degree of sunburn.
|Filling the lock|
|The lock-side garden is well cared for.|
|Waiting for John to arrive so he could go in first. The solars are soaking up the sun's rays. No trouble getting to 100% that day, that's for sure!|
|The tall poles are for mooring on in flood conditions. In 2007 this river was way up, and many of the posts at all of the mooring places were extended later to make sure that the same issue of boats being stranded on banks did not occur again.|
|Big horned cow - she had friends who didn't make it past this culling of photos unfortunately! Sadly, this was the artiest shot with hazy hills, trees, cow, grass and water with bits on its surface. Sorry about that ...|
|A stunning day, in stunning countryside|
|See - it's lovely. And notice the cloudless sky? Summer - got it?|
|Just to reinforce - a lovely summer's day.|
|David did not appear to appreciate the coaching he was receiving ...|
|Happily riding around the sun-drenched field.|
If I get up early enough, I will blog again in the morning. But don't hold your breath as we are leaving here at 7.30 to get water and then head through the lock at 8am and cruising back to Tewkesbury for a night on our way to Worcester.