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Wye Invader Two at Tirley on the River Severn

The Wye Invader web guy caught up with Wye Invader Two at Tirley on the River Severn this weekend, after coffee and biscuits (thanks Frank and Andy) Wye Invader Two continued on to Tewkesbury to sample some of the local hostelries before returning to Sharpness via Gloucester on Sunday. 
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New Video - Wye Invader Two reaches Llandogo

Wye Invader Two left Sharpness at 06.50 on 11th July 2018, by 21.00 she had reached Llandogo on the River Wye, the first known narrowboat to do so since Bernard Jessop with 'Buccaneer" in 1992.Careful pre-planning with several recce's to the proposed mooring and a study of tide times and heights was checked beforehand. On the day, a stop at Chepstow for several hours was needed as the tide turned,
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Bigsweir bridge and weir

Bigsweir Bridge is part of a turnpike road between Chepstow and Monmouth that had sufficient air draft to allow the many boats built on the banks of the River Wye as far upstream as Hereford to pass under. Constructed in 1827 and years ahead of it’s time, it was designed by Charles Hollis of London, made in cast iron from Merthyr Tydfil and is 164 feet (50 metres) long. In 1988 it became a Grade
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Wye Invader Two goes to Llandogo!

A new video coming soon. Sharpness to Llandogo on the River Wye with Wye Invader Two. A Narrowboat is rarely seen this far up the River Wye and definitely not a trip for a novice! Bookmark our Website now.
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Further recce to Llandogo

24 hours later and the river level is much lower, for a trip like this with a narrowboat pre-planning is key.
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Recce to Llandogo

Quick recce to Llandogo for a possible trip in the next few weeks with Wye Invader Two - all we need now is an 11m tide (just over 8m at Sharpness) at Avonmouth.
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An interesting 'wind over tide' situation

Not for the faint hearted!
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An exercise in navigation

Wye Invader recently took a trip from Sharpness on the tidal River Severn to Brockweir on the River Wye then on down to Portishead and back to Sharpness. Read the full story here: https://www.wyeinvader.uk/offsite-2/2018/2018trips/?post=an-exercise-in-navigation
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Planning for a 2 day voyage Sharpness to Portishead and return.

Full story and photos on the Wye Invader website
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New Video

After 5 months on hard standing for an engine out winter maintenance schedule, Wye Invader Two went back in the water in the second week of May. A ’shakedown’ run was arranged to Tewkesbury for the following weekend.Due to poor weather conditions no video was taken on the ‘up’ run, on the return run it was suggested to do another video of Gloucester to Sharpness along the beautiful Sharpness
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