On Sunday 9th September, 27 members and guests enjoyed a short boat trip in the Gloucester Docks. Following a short morning walk along the Severn Way from Gloucester and back along the canal the group had time for lunch in Gloucester Quays. The boat, Queen Boadicea II, has had a long and distinguished life seeing action during the evacuation of Dunkirk; but now takes tourists on gentle trips up and down the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. During the trip we were treated to an interesting and entertaining comentary on the history of the docks and its buildings old and new.
Some of the boats encountered on our trip.
The Queen Boadicea II, the brass plaque celebrates her role in the evacuation of Dunkirk.
There were many historic buildings along the canal.