Thursday, 31 July 2014


Geoff's reconnoitre yesterday decided us that we would moor short of the visitor moorings.   They were not at all as we remembered them from 7 years ago.  We remembered them as being nicely in the open not with tall thick trees on one side.  However it must be our memory that was at fault as the tree could not have increased so much in 7 years.

The day dawned gloomy again and the there were several heavy showers, but by the time we set off we had just the odd drizzly shower.

A big day today as we had our first lock since the top of the Bingley 5 rise over 2 weeks ago.   No other boats around so we had to rise on our own, not my favourite occupation in these double locks.   However after my stern warnings to my lockman to take it very slowly, we rose without too much drama.

Although it could not be described as busy up here, there is a reasonably steady stream of boats in both directions, including a lot of dayboats from Skipton and Snagill boatyards.

Moored before the 2nd lock opposite the cricket ground.   One of those moorings where we can get the bow in but not the stern.  However it is nice and open and not far into town (village??)   There is also no limit here and it is 72 hours on the visitor moorings.

After coffee I took a walk into Gargrave and discovered that I hardly remember it at all...sad thing when your memory goes.

Total distance:2.16 miles 
Elapsed time:1h29m50s 
Average speed:1.45 mph (2.11 lock/mph) 

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