The following morning after a very peaceful night out in the country we pulled pins (Untied ropes) and headed on down the river Avon.We soon reached Offenham lock where we got shot of all our waste and filled with water. I'm not sure what this tower is about on the lock but i thought it looked like some sort of Lighthouse. Or is it a Dalek ??????.
From Offenham its not long before you get to Evesham lock . And how about this for a lock landing. Its right in the middle of the weir. Carolyn had a few problems walking along the steel walkway with all that water running underneath.
After passing under Workman bridge we picked up what we thought was a great mooring on Workman Park. Not long after mooring we saw several police officers in the park talking to a group of young men. The men went on their way and all was ok until later in the evening. It seems that groups of Eastern Europeans congregate in the park where they drink ,get drunk and cause no end of disturbance.We spoke to some locals later in the evening who said that this is an on going problem and they have had enough of it .It was too late to move so we thought we would just have to stay and hope for the best. We were going to walk into the town and have a look around but thought better of it after a couple of groups of men returned.
After a bad night ,with the groups of Men drinking and shouting for most of the night we decided on an early start and pulled pins at 07.00 and left as soon as possible. In over 2 years of living afloat this is the worst night we have ever had on any mooring. My advice to anybody coming through Evesham is to avoid these moorings at all cost….Its Such a shame as I'm sure Evesham has a lot to offer for visiting boaters.
Happy Days (When not moored in Evesham)