Monthly Archives: May 2013

Playing with the big boys

When we left the River Derwent via the Barmby Barrage we decided to head down the Ouse and into Goole via the sea lock. Passage through the lock is free in the three hour window between two hours before high … Continue reading

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The battle to Stamford Bridge

The navigable bit of the River Derwent starts at Barmby Barrage where the river joins the tidal Ouse. When we arrived at Barmby, Rob, the duty lock keeper let us know that it might not be possible to make it … Continue reading

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Melbourne by narrowboat?

To be fair that is Melbourne in East Yorkshire rather than the Australian one. At last we’ve made it to the River Derwent and the Pocklington Canal. It was the only part of the North Eastern waterways that we didn’t … Continue reading

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York revisited

This week we’ve pootled down the River Aire and along to the end of the Selby Canal. This stretch of the Aire is incredibly pretty and we really enjoyed the cruise. ¬†We moored at Selby and are planning to head … Continue reading

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Posh ploughman’s on the poop deck

It was a lovely day today and we moored up early on the visitor moorings at Beal Lock on the river Aire – a really peaceful spot. Time for a posh ploughman’s on the poop deck. Only a couple of … Continue reading

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