This is a straightforward passage up river with the tide. Leave Cardiff to arrive Avonmouth about 1hr 30m before locking in time at Bristol.

Call Bristol VTS on channel 12 when off Portishead to determine any shipping movements. Pilotage up the River Avon is unproblematic.

Phone the lock to make them aware of your arrival and eta. 01179273633

Call "CITY DOCKS RADIO" on Channel 14 at Black Rock. Be prepared to wait in Cumberland Basin for the swing bridge into the floating harbour.

At some springs the lock from the Cumberland Basin into the floating harbour operates. It is important to check the times, especially upon leaving, in order to pass through into the Cumberland Basin to await a lock out into the river.

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