Tuesday, 10 July 2012


On Friday we took Rock n Roll under Ha’penny Bridge and moored on the quay at The Riverside to await a Tesco delivery - Geoff was with us - we were collecting supplies for both boats.

A misty, drizzly day looking back towards the end of the River Thames navigation at Inglesham

Reversing under Ha’penny Bridge ...

... past the ducks and swans ...

... some of which spend a lot of time on the meadow.
Saturday morning and I’m off for a walk into Lechlade - looking over the bridge at Seyella and Rock n Roll ...
Ha’penny Bridge was once a toll bridge built around 1792

Honey coloured stone cottages ...

... The Christmas Shop amazingly open every day all year round!

Lechlade Market Square

... and the 15th Century St Lawrence Church ...

The view from the West Door

15th Century font and niche

Pascina of Chapel of St Blaise
The roof bosses represent scenes of common medieval life - wrestlers, blacksmiths and evangelistic symbols

The Tudor East Window       -       and the Chancel
The only surviving mediaeval glass in the church recently incorporated into a new window above the south door

Outer buildings at the New Inn are now hotel rooms

A lovely group of buildings on the High Street

Back at the moorings looking across the meadow at the camp site - lots of national pride there

Our Molly!

Lechlade Church from the mooring
A great way to end the day!
Nearly bigger than she is!
Over the past few days the river has risen by about 6 inches and ‘yellow warnings’ are posted at most locks - these mean that the stream (flow) of the water is increasing.  Yesterday these boards have been replaced with ‘stream decreasing’ warnings and hopefully this will continue until there are no stream warnings in this area which will enable us to ‘move on’.