I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Friday, 21 July 2017

Evesham (River Avon) – Thursday 20th July

We woke up to rain – at long last!  The day certainly feels fresher.

Our destination was Evesham so we had a nice leisurely morning.  However when Richard went to start the engine the starter battery was dead   He diverted the solar charging to the starter battery and before long the engine sprung into life.

I love Offenham Lock.  There is lots of mooring and services plus a nice view and quirky lighthouse.

We only had a short way to go today but it was lovely.  The river was wide and overhung by willows and other trees.

The gates at Evesham Lock were open so we went straight in and locked down.  The old lock house is a must for a photo.

There was heaps of room below Workman’s Bridge so we moored up and had lunch.

After lunch we wandered up into town for some shopping as we have visitors arriving tomorrow – along with the rain!  Evesham has come a close second, in my mind, to Stratford for its floral displays.

Back at the boat we were able to sit out in the sunshine but once the sun went behind a cloud it turned quite chilly.

When we looked out of the window, once it was dark, we saw that the trees on both sides of the river were lit up and looked really lovely.

I really like Evesham but it is also a sad place for me as a very old friend of mine lived just opposite where we are moored. Sadly she died from cancer in December 2013, shortly after her husband dropped dead in the street. 

3.59 miles
2 locks

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