After loving our time at Tattenhall Marina last year, from mid-August to 1st March, we’d planned on returning for winter this year. Being so close to my eldest daughter and grandsons was very special.
This year however, my elderly parents have shifted up the priority list, so the plan’s changed.
We’ve been looking at either Droitwich or Worcester to base ourselves – Worcester won. Droitwich Spa Marina, opened in 2012, looks idyllic if you crave the simple life of solitude, but not if you want easy access to public transport as we undoubtedly will.
On Monday I took the opportunity to check out Worcester Marina, in the heart of the city.
I met with Richard and Paul in the office and confirmed the mooring – they seem happy and helpful – hurrah!
Worcester is a vibrant city with two railway stations, a good bus service (one of which passes the end of the road my parents live on), a couple of cinemas, heaps of shops and restaurants, not to mention an amazing cathedral, racecourse and the river Severn running through.
Within a short walk of the marina there’s an Aldi and an Asda, as well as numerous other amenities.
There’s even a flax plant on the site to remind me of New Zealand! Not quite Gisborne, but it’s the place we need to be for now.
We’re initially booked in for three months between December and March. From now till then we’ll be mainly mooching around the midlands.