Sunday, 25 October 2009

Holt Lock, River Severn

Having seen the Droitwich Barge Canal, we drove up to Holt Fleet on the River Severn, and had lunch at the Holt Fleet Pub. It overlooks the River, and is right next to Holt Bridge, which is a Telford structure.

The river was very quiet and very still. While we were having lunch, just two narrowboats passed going south. Later, we crossed the bridge to walk up to Holt Lock.

There's a sign at the lock showing the flood level in the summer of 2007. It was a couple of feet above the lock. As we walked back we spotted a Viking Afloat boat heading towards the lock. The red traffic light began flashing, then the gates opened and the light turned green so the boat could go straight in.

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