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The one we have been waiting for! The Ouse has some reputation and needs to be treated with a great deal of respect. It is fast flowing, tidal and not very wide in places for a big river, which then emphasizes the speed of the flow.
John and I go and have a look past the lock to see what is happening with the River and we don't like what we see! How many logs, branches and floating islands do ...
... a "duck weed" issue on the Selby Canal but were surprised on how much there was and how green it was, it didn't look like there was a canal at all, under the luminous green covering.
Selby is a very pleasant small town and we moored in the basin at the junction with the River Ouse, well placed for our for our early set off time with tide on the way up to York ...
... us", runs around with jerry cans collecting diesel from the distributors across the road and then fills up the two boats, oh well, back to "canaltime"!! There could have been worse places to stop and while away some time, as you may see from the photo.
Another glorious day in the sunshine and a fairly short trip on The River Aire to our overnight stop at Beale Lock.
A very busy week at home, can't believe how much everything in the garden had grown, it took both of us 3 days to tidy up. Need to get back to the boat for a rest!! Good to be on dry land for a few days but looking forward to the next stage in the trip on the Tidal River Ouse up to York, in time for the start of the Tour de France. ...
... and take an early night hoping for a better day tomorrow.Saturday 3rd After a restless night due to doing nothing because of the weather yesterday I got up at 8.00, took a shower and had breakfast (Geraldine’s marmalade may last till I get to Fuerteventura ) then went for a walk on the beach with no one else around it was just Me and the seagulls ￼￼￼ The beach at Rio Jara campsite Tarifa
Went back to base ...
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