Sharing Avon lock
That's it, we are now technically off of the Avon
The lock keeper had called ahead to the next lock at Upper Lode so it would be ready for us and gave us some advice about the safe approach to Gloucester lock...more of which later.
Leaving Upper lode lockThe lock at Upper Lode was enormous and we were joined by a 32'cruiser with a fly bridge ( I looked up how much these cruisers sell for and a 30 plus year old boat goes for in excess of £30k!), a kayak and the narrowboat we had travelled with from Avon Lock - there was still room to get a few ships of the line in with us...
The cruiser overtook us as soon as possible
The Edward Elgar hotel boat
The approach to Gloucester Lock
As the gates opened there was revealed the historic Gloucester docks!
Our first view of Gloucester docks
A tall ship being moved from one side of the basin to the other