Sunday, 20 June 2010

Weekend in Naburn

We were pleased to have made the decision to stay at Naburn for the weekend as Saturday dawned overcast, cold and even windier than Friday.   Geoff had reconnoitered the village on Friday evening and discovered that the pub The Blacksmiths Arms did breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.  So with 3 layers of clothes on Saturday morning we set off.  It was about a 15-20 minute walk but well worth the effort.  Apart from the pub and a church there are no other facilities in the village but Naburn Lock Campsite had a reasonable stock of provisions in their shop, including papers.
There was plenty of mooring which was a good thing as later in the day we were joined by over a dozen plastic boats, some quite large, who were having a get together in the evening. 
There is plenty of space to walk Barney and we could walk along the riverbank so far and ogle the houses on the other side, some of which are quite large. 

Weir at Naburn

On Sunday we went to the local church at 9.30 where we were made very welcome.   It was a visiting vicar as the parish priest has 5 other churches.   We were told that the church had been shut for several years and only opened again 11 years ago, after they had done some massive fund raising to complete necessary repairs.
Later we walked up to the village again to sample the delights of the carvery at the Blacksmiths Arms.  We can well recommend the pub.   By late afternoon most of the weekending boats had gone home.

My computer had the best picture for Geoff's football, so I had to allow him access!! 

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