A quick wash down of the superstructure before going through Strensham lock as we were meeting, in Tewkesbury, with John and Barbara, friends from our years in the Childrenswear industry, they would also be bringing some chums of theirs, who were visiting from Scotland.
By the time we had got moored up just before the last lock on the Avon, the sun was breaking through. The timing was perfect, when we walked up to the Abbey, our chums were waiting at the front entrance.
The Abbey is inspiring, but not overpowering in its scale and judging by the pictures of the July flood the original builders knew where to place it where the waters wouldn’t get to it.
Amazingly Tewkesbury shows very little of the floods devastation. The town has recovered very well and is a delight.
Our mooring place was perfectly selected with a public bench right alongside the rear deck, so after a sandwich lunch in the garden of the Bear Pub, which was right opposite were Skyy was moored, we returned to the boat for coffee, which was taken in the sunshine.