Friday, 26 April 2013

Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion.

We left Hanham Lock after 10 o’ clock this morning (as directed) due to the high spring tide.  Before we left we were treated to the river running in the opposite direction as the tide came up and over the weir!


Our first experience of ‘Chance’ on tidal waters as we head down towards Bristol.


A lovely run down – some of the scenery was beautiful with the trees now bursting their buds properly.


Approaching Bristol Docks.


Ian and Karen on ‘Tacet’ follow us down through numerous bridges.


Entering the docks proper.


A very low bridge indeed!  We had to take the main part of the chimney down to get through.


We had a tour round the docks first before getting a mooring.  This is the ‘Matthew’.


No need to say what this one is.


‘Chance’ birthed at the Harbour Masters pontoon while he sorts out our mooring.  The docks are pretty full at the moment with winter moorers not moving out until May1st.


‘Tacet’ follows closely behind as we travel to our moorings.  Karen takes a photo of us as we take one of them!


We took a walk into the city to book the theatre for tonight and to have a bite to eat.  This is certainly a sign of the modern age – a courtyard of lovely Alms Houses now dwarfed by office blocks.


We booked to see “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at the Bristol Hippodrome this evening.  We’re hoping it will live up to the London performance that we have seen before.


This is our mooring. (Not as bad as it looks)  Might try to get a better shot tomorrow. But with free electric and water we have everything we need…..


  1. Hope you enjoy Bristol. We loved it when we 'did' the K & A a few years back. We moored on the new pontoon right opposite the SS Great Britain.
    Pip & Rog xx

  2. Oh my, great pics - it all looks a bit too sea like for us! Quite happy bobbing about under the magnolia in Bath. Perhaps catch you on your way back x Emma & Nick - Marpessa

  3. Hi Pip, We are not moored far from there, lovely views of the harbour and all that goes on.