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May 23, 2017 - Day 1 on the canal

We did our grocery shopping in the morning - its always fun looking around other countries supermarkets. Then made our way to the boat yards at Silsden. Our boat, Helen's Drum even had an Australian flag flying for us! Stowed everything on board and had the run down on how everything worked. Then we were off, departing just after 2pm. It was a tad scary to begin with but we soon got the hang of it. We didn't get very far before the first swing gate came up whereupon we had to moor the boat to the bollards on the bank and I got off with...

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May 23, 2017 - Day 2 on the canal

We had a leisurely start to the day and made our way slowly to Skipton and beyond to our final destination of Gargrave. through numerous swing gates and up through 3 locks which was a bit nerve wrecking at times, but all in all a great experience. We had some assistance from a lovely man to turn around in the turning circle or winding hole as they are called. then went for a walk in the village before dinner.

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May 23, 2017 - Day 3 on the canal

We now had to make our way back to the boat yard by 9 am Tuesday morning. So I am now 'The Lady of the Lock'! I was the boat steerer going down the locks while Tony did the manual labour. It was an interesting experience. The bird life on the canal was prolific and there were so many youngsters it was just beautiful - a great time of the year to be here. There were also squirrels in the trees and everything is just coming into bud. We stopped at Skipton for lunch and went to the Cock & Bottle Pub for a 5 Pound meal. Tony had Pork Pie...

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May 19, 2017 - A long day

A big drive today, after going around the monopoly board again to get to Brentford to look at another barge. We had the GPS calling out "speed camera ahead" every few seconds - there is no conceivable way anyone could get a speeding ticket around the streets of London during the day time as it's clogged with traffic. It took almost 2 hours to travel 14 miles. The traffic on the M1 was horrendous! Thankfully we were going north as the traffic heading south was backed up for miles. Wherever there were roadworks it was banked up (and there...

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