Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 30

Leeds. An ‘interesting’ mooring in the basin called Clarence Dock. We were right beside the Armouries Museum, which has the most fantastic collections of weapons I’ve seen. The basin in vaguely reminiscent of Liverpool, but with only visitor mooring for … Continue reading

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July 28

A very long day yesterday, with a number of canal-related issues. There was a 3h wait at the Bingley staircase locks. Then, they are so leaky, the boat was repeatedly flooded by the leaking water onto the back deck. Then, … Continue reading

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July 27

A great couple of days. We spent Saturday going to the market in Skipton, then to the Skipton Castle, nestled at the top of the high street. The castle is privately owned,and was extensively restored from 1956- 1987. A significant … Continue reading

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July 25

Perfect weather continues. Blue skies, gentle breezes, just magic to be boating. We’ve gone for a hike up into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, just tickling the edge, but what a walk. An old spring well, still running water, a … Continue reading

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July 23

A wonderful start to Ruth and Roy’s canal experience. The weather is perfect: sunny, warm, yet a breeze to keep from being stuffy or too hot. We moved from Burnley to the summit of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, then … Continue reading

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July 21

Fast crew change. Daniel and Nikki have gone on to their adventures and Ruth and Roy Hewitt arrived (late but safely). We did a baby cruise through Burnley to The Wharf pub, where we enjoyed traditional pub meals (hunter chicken, … Continue reading