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Going south down the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, onto the River Severn at Stourport, down to Worcester, Tewkesbury and then onto the River Avon and heading up towards Stratford.


 
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  A pretty rural stretch of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.   Our new cratch lantern - complete with cintronella candle to keep away the insects... Thanks Mike and Marion !  
 
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  Stourport and the Angel pub, which we visited (twice!).   Going down the broad River Severn - quite a change from the narrow canals.  
 
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  Our first view of Worcester cathedral as we round a bend in the river.   In Worcester we visited Greyfriars - a lovely medieval NT property.  
 
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  The garden at Greyfriars is lovely - despite the rainy weather.   Continuing on down the Severn - leaving Worcester behind us.  
 
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  The crew heading for a pint in the Old Black Bear pub, reputedly serving ale since 1308.   Moored up by King John's bridge in Tewkesbury.  
 
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  Pershore Abbey - complete with enormous buttresses to hold it up after parts were destroyed in the fifteenth century.   The amazing suspended ringing platform in Pershore Abbey. The bell-ringers need a head for heights.  
 
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  The Almonry - now Evesham's local museum.   The River Avon at Evesham - we're moored up in the distance.  
 
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  The old tower of Evesham abbey.   Just as we were due to leave Evesham, heavy rain caused the river to flood. It came up two feet - which meant getting your feet wet to reach the bank !