Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Big One (20-4)

Sunday 26th August 2012

Skipton to Riddlesden.

I was surprised to be jolted awake this morning at 6:45 by an idiot playing football with an empty beer can along the towpath. Another one of the joys of a visit to Skipton.

Later we went to the water-point to fill up and get rid of the rubbish that had accumulated. While on the water-point we met up with Nb Busker. Leaving Skipton together in a mini convoy we were able to share alternate swing bridges all the way to Riddlesden. The trip was for the most part uneventful. There were many more hire-boats on the move than we have seen for sometime.

Thought we would call in at Puffer Parts for a look around. But as its a bank holiday weekend they are closed until Tuesday! The rain started in the afternoon and we plodded on for a while. Then when we had had enough we moored up. Cue the sun which then came out and we basked for a while in very warm sunshine.

I had a go at polishing the mushrooms using some of the "Revive" that we purchased in Skipton. As it had been quite a while since the last time I cleaned them. The tarnish was quite heavy. Revive works well and without to much effort I brought them back to a reasonable state. Then it started to rain!

Daily Total
Miles: 10.5
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 15
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.5

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1132.4
Locks: 811
Swing / Lift Bridges: 140
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 13
Engine Hours: 2394.5


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