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Sep 13, 2019 - York

Today we walked a lap of the ancient Roman walls that surrounded the original city of York. These cover a little over 3 kilometres. There are a lot of towers (called bars) situated along the wall that have been used for many purposes throughout history including housing and incarceration of insane Catholics! Some of them are currently being used as really funky little cafes. After walking the walls we headed out to try  a "Fat Rascal" at Betty's which is one of York's traditions. Betty's is celebrating  its 100th year! A  fat rascal is a...

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Sep 12, 2019 - Carlisle - Gretna - Lancaster - York

We started today with a visit to the I Love Cafe in Carlisle. This is a funky little place that is run by a cousin of ours. It was a great start to the day! From here we went up to Gretna Green to see the famous Blacksmiths shop that was the location of so many young weddings. This all came about when England changed its laws to make the minimum marriage age from 16 to 21 unless they had permission from their parents and they had to get married in a church. This led to a lot of people going over the border into Gretna, and getting married...

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Jul 24, 2019 - Back in Merry Old England and the sun is shining in York

We have now crossed back into England and spent a night in beautiful York, a rather compact town steeped in history and packed full of tourists just like us. Our accommodation was walking distance to the old town, sadly though we were on the top floor which involved 54 stairs with suitcases. Our room was under the rafters and marginally larger than the bed and due to the weather, warm and stuffy. A big difference to the night before in Dunbar...... York is such an interesting place with a very long history, some good and some not so good....

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Jun 21, 2019 - First Class to York

Fun day today. We made our way to the train station in Edinburgh with plenty of time to spare and found our way to the first class lounge where we enjoyed coffee and snacks before departing Scotland for last leg of trip in Northern England to spend time with cousin Judy and family. Lovely train ride along the seaside and enjoyed breakfast along the way (2.5 hour train ride). Judy and Neil met us at the station in York and then Judy went back to work and Neil gave us a private tour of York. It’s a lovely town with cute shops and cafes and...

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Sep 19, 2018 - York

Stayed on a farm not far from York and got the double decker bus at the gateway into York. Did the Hop On, Hop Off tour, which was very informative. A busy place; enjoyed visiting. Got the mirror replaced, too. Then a couple of nights in the countryside, with all the stone walls and houses, and more narrow lanes. Ken very quick to pull the mirror in whenever he sighted hedges 𯘊

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Sep 10, 2018 - Keadby Lock

There hasn't been a lot to report over the last few days as we have travelled back over previous territory. Last night we moored at Thorne and on our walk around town we spotted this little train - what a great idea for a kids birthday party. Loved this boat's name!!! We had numerous swing bridges to operate today between Thorne and Keadby, this one with the wind-a-majigs behind was just asking for a photo to be taken. Not to mention the sliding railway bridge at Keadby - the only one of its kind in Europe. Just ive a toot of the horn...

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Sep 5, 2018 - Done the circle

The big circle from the junction of the Knottingly & Goole Canal & the New Junction Canal - out of Goole and in at Selby (after the trip to York and back) then down the Selby Canal and back on to the Knottingly and Goole Canal at Knottingly. Staying at Whitley Lock tonight then tomorrow will be back onto the New Junction Canal to take us to the Stainforth & Keadby canal where we will make our way to Keadby and back out onto the River Trent. (Sounds complicated but it hasn't been). These gypsy wagons were on the bank of the river opposite...

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Sep 4, 2018 - Haddlesey

Only a short distance today - the Selby Canal is only 5 1/2 miles long, so we've stopped where it meets sthe River Aire. Being back on the canal we knew we had to negotiate a number of low bridges, so on the coolest day it's been for some time we took down the wheel house so the roof could be lowered. A tidy fit through the bridge behind us in this photo!!! We walked into the village and spotted these lovely crocus - just a small bed of them along the verge. Then I spent another 3 hours finishing off the jigsaw.

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Sep 3, 2018 - Selby

Our trip down the river was a bit of a chore - lots of logs, branches, trees and other debris to contend with along with a water skier!!! they came belting around a corner and saw us and thankfully slowed down. They would have to be idiots with all the objects floating around - if they hit something that was just under the surface they'd be in big trouble. We had to contend with the tide coming in when we first left the lock at Naburn and then once the tide turned we had it flowing quite fast by the time we had to make the 90º turn into...

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Sep 2, 2018 - Naburn Lock

Naburn Lock is a busy little place, all the stink boats come out from the Marinas for a picnic on the Island. So on a nice day, it gets quite busy. We managed to get a mooring spot before it got too busy. This was a very busy river in years gone by, what with Vikings invading and trade boats running up and down. The river floods quite regularly (twice in 2007) and has been over a metre above the top of the lock. So not a place to be when a storm is on the horizon. We leave here at 1.15ish today with the correct tide and make our way to...

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Aug 31, 2018 - The Wall

This mooring we're on is very reminiscent of the Brisbane River moorings we were on in the catamaran. Situated at the bottom of the Museum Gardens. However the Tourist boats that sail past are not as invasive as the Brisbane Ferries that used to whizz past. Our last day in York and we walked the 2 miles of wall, just to say we've done it. It's been a beautiful day and the sun has brought out even more tourists - along with the fact that it's the last week of school summer holidays, the place is swarming. We've really enjoyed...

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Aug 30, 2018 - York Minster

How relaxed is this squirrel? Enjoying the sunshine upside down on a tree. We went to explore York Minster today with thanks to Cheryl and Alan for the tickets. They are doing quite a lot of restoration work and there was scaffolding up in places. There is some exquisite work around, and I got neck ache from looking up so much. I love all the little carvings of faces - each one is different and some quite funny. There was scaffolding up around the organ - every 100 years the organ has to be taken down and sent away to Durham to...

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