Saturday, 19 July 2014


17 July, 5 miles, 3 locks

We set off about midday and pulled into a boatyard at Barnoldswick to check out what they had in their chandlery. Another boat pulls in so we get talking and join up to go through the locks. At the end of the locks we had become quite chatty with the other crew and spent a long lunch with them under a tree on a hot day. Then we toddled off together until finding a nice spot with a view and moored for the night. After a joint BBQ on the towpath, Pete, ex Navy produced a bottle of Navy Rum. We were still there well after dark and it doesn't get dark till quite late.

Interesting bridge at East Marton

18 July, 8 1/2 miles, 12 locks, 5 swing bridges.

Away at 1000 with Pete & Sue on their boat SOKAI, did the 6 locks at bank newton and pulled up in Gargrave for lunch. Very windy and stayed in our boats. Off again down through well spaced locks then the series of swing bridges into Skipton. Today is friday and there are hire boats everywhere with some stressed people on board. I hope they settle into canal time and enjoy their boating experience.Sokai & Molly Rose find separate moorings and we meet up later for Bizzie Lizzie Fish and Chips. They have a good name for themselves and they lived up to that. Diana had a Jumbo Haddock and finished with a Raspberry Dream for pudding

More locks, Going down now.
A must do in Skipton

Guess who felt a bit full.

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