Thursday, September 27, 2007

Another dry bright morning, but the wind from the north is still with us, cooling things down. Down to Bank Newton top lock by 11:30, waiting for George and Christine, who arrived about 12:00. A couple of hours for lunch, catching up on the news and giving Mags her birthday present (arrived at George’s the day before) and we decided to shove off down the locks.

Our visitors stayed with us, George helping me with the locks, and Christine keeping Mags company. We parted company at the bottom of Bank Newton, they headed for home while we headed for Gargrave. Nearly stopped for the night at the Aire aqueduct, but decided to press on down the 3 locks into the village. Arrived and moored up by 16:00.

We’ll be here now till Tuesday, when we intend to start our journey south. I’ve got a hire car booked for Friday till Monday, that will take us up to Newcastle Upon Tyne for the Great North Run on Sunday. We’re expecting to see some of our northerly based family and friends there, too.

Locks 9, miles 2½

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