Friday, 20 July 2012

York to Nowhere In Particular.

After the early July flooding, the Yorkshire waterways have been remarkably quiet - we saw just 2 other boats moving all day. However, with a heat wave predicted to coincide with the start of the school holidays, we are expecting to see that increase sharply.

The Rivers Ouse & Aire showed the evidence of very high waters over the last few weeks, and the flood locks were all in operation. So we weaved our way past flotsam-strewn bridges and muddy lock landings, and covered 45 miles today, finishing up in the middle of nowhere with no phone signal.

Wonderful.

The only downer on the day? The three power stations we passed all created their own mini weather systems, little man-made rainstorms in an otherwise dry day.

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