Keadby Lock

A lazy day today. We are booked in with the Keadby lock keeper for tomorrow’s 8:00am tide. So we only had about 4 hours cruising to do. A bright, sunny day, but with a coldish wind, though not as windy as yesterday. I think it must always be windy here as there a lot of

Thorne

Wind, wind and more wind! We have been battling a gale most of today. The day started OK, bright and sunny. We did three loads of washing whilst connected to the water point, then set off about 9:00. I called the Keadby lockie who said that we would need to be there by 7:00am tomorrow

Whitley Lock

After a wonderful weekend at the wedding we set off back for home. The Naburn lock keeper told us to be there at 9:30 so we left York at about 7:45. He warned us that, because it was a high spring tide, it would be fast, and getting into Selby lock might be tricky. We

Doing the tourist bit

We have been here three days now and have done the National Railway museum, the Norvik centre, walked around the city walls etc. On Wednesday we entertained on board the prospective bride, groom & bridesmaid. Last night we went out for a meal with Matt, Ally, Tres & Lins. All the others are arriving for

York

Just a short cruise of about 5 miles up from Naburn. We arrived in York at 10:30 and moored just upstream of Lendal Bridge. The weather has changed now that we’re here. A really heavy storm on our arrival, and several smaller once since. We’ll be doing the tourist stuff for the next few days

Naburn Lock

When we booked in with the lockie yesterday he said the the tide would right for out exit our onto the Ouse at 2:00. He said that he would be along at 1:30 to have a chat with us. So we spent the morning doing a bit of shopping and I had a problem at

Selby

A mixed day today. We started off on the wide & straight Aire & Calder canal. At Bank Dole lock we moved onto the River Aire. As we approached the lock another boat was coming the other way. The lock was empty, set for them, so we let them through. But they had absolutely no

Whitley Lock

Wow, we must have done something to please the weather gods! It’s been a really gorgeous, warm sunny day. Ideal boating weather. We started by working through Bramwith lock. This can accommodate boats up to 200ft long! But it’s divided into sections with several sets of gates, so we only used a small section. Unlike

Near Bramwith Lock

Today started off with a bit of excitement, within about half a mile we came upon Vazon Sliding Railway Bridge. Apparently the only one left in the world. The railway line crosses the canal just a few feet above water level. When a boat needs to pass the whole bridge slides out sideways. It’s quite