Wheatlands Lodge Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWheatlands Lodge Hotel York
Had a lovely meal and drinks in the court yard
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Last day in York. We walked along Bishopthorpe Road towards the city. We passed the old Terry's Chocolate factory. This beautiful building is now being turned into offices and flats, the land is being redeveloped for housing and the estate is called The Chocolate Works, rather apt I thought, I wonder if the houses will look like chocolate boxes. We visited York Minster which is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It has the ...
... as with other locks onto a tidal stretch to come out with a lot of revs to help with the steering control, save it for the bridges!". I see what he meant, the river is flowing pretty fast, so we are already doing twice the normal cruising speed circa 7/8 knots and there are two big bridges right in front of us. Power is needed to control the boat to make it safely through the arches with cars ...
... 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.
... to steam down the Humber and finally get out to sea.
The ferry was the 'Pride of Hull' and takes vehicles as well as 1360 passengers. It is promoted as a mini cruise, and some people catch it from Hull, spend the day in Amsterdam, then catch it the next night. It isn't glamorous, but has bars, restaurants and a casino. Terry was concerned we had too much Sterling left, so I went to the Duty Free shop and used some of it.