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Autumn sunrise at Sharpness

A perfect late Autumn morning at Sharpness.
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Autumn on the Sharpness Canal

Short run out from Sharpness to Saul Junction to top up fuel, weather outwards was a bit windy and a little on the cold side, the run back in the Autumn sunshine was spectacular with the leaves turning golden brown. Highlight of the day was the guy in Saul Junction Marina who shouted "I've seen you on the Internet" - Good to know someone actually reads the website! https//www.wyeinvader.uk
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An Autumn Gale, well that’s what it felt like!

The plan:Sharpness Marina > Gloucester >Tewkesbury then return to Gloucester on Saturday, and back to Sharpness on Sunday.Weather Outlook:Sunshine and the occasional shower and wind gusts between 20 and 30 miles per hour in the River Severn Estuary.Journey to Gloucester.The wind caused problems at almost every bridge, as the bridges are operated on a traffic light signal system, if the traffic
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Sharpness to Portishead and return with Wye Invader Two

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Bank Holiday Weekend 24-27 August 2018

Friday 1230 hours. Arrived at Sharpness Marina and parked the car, we then walked down to the Wye Invader Two berth with enough food for a long weekend as we planned a visit to Stourport to see a boat a friend has spent the last 4 or 5 years building, it was as good a reason as anything for a few pints!1300 hours. We left the mooring and Sharpness with the sun shinning and a forecast of showers, as
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Tewkesbury to Gloucester on a High Spring tide of 9.8 metres at Sharpness.

11.30am - Lock down at Tewkesbury, on route to Upper Load Lock on the River Severn.11.45am - We arrived at Upper Load Lock, the lock gates were open and we had a green traffic signal, we entered and secured Wye Invader Two on the Starboard side. The Lock Keeper took details of Wye Invader Two and explained about the height of the tide and the flotsam (several large trees and just about anything that
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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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