Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Barnby Moor
Next day we set off with Defiant again. Alan was single handed and we were helping him get through the locks and bridges as far as the canal junction at Barnby Dun. Then he would be away towards Thorne while we continued to Doncaster. We'd told him about the huge commercial boats which operate in this area; he'd never seen one before and ...
The journey was good and fortunately without incident, although logs and "floating islands" were two a penny to make sure we were paying attention and not just lapping up the sun.
Much to our surprise we spotted salmon leaping two or there feet out of the water just before Naburn Lock, and there are salmon steps at the side of the weir which were introduced a couple of years ...
Very relaxing evening in the pub with John and Vanessa catching up on what we had both been doing for the last 10 days. They had a good trip down to Sheffield after we left them and then up to Leeds where John used to work before he retired!
Another sunny day for our 3 hour trip from Beale Lock up to Selby, via The River Aire, and The Selby Canal. We had heard ...
We are on the way again after a week at home. John and Vanessa join us at Lemonroyd Lock by the Marina and we head off on the second stage of our summer trip. First stop is Castleford to fill up with diesel, a simple process you might think, just like filling the car!!
Not quite so easy on the boat.
Two hours later after the chap at the Marina who was ...
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. ...
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