Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Big One (22-4)

Sunday the 9th of September 2012

Selby Basin to Naburn Lock.

We were called down to the lock at 12:30 to pen through and start the trip up to Nayburn Lock. The trip was uneventful, as it was a neap tide and rather than get a  boost upstream from the flood, it was almost dead water all the way. We had to keep a good lookout for the odd trees floating down stream.

The only excitement was meeting a speed boat towing two skiers on a bend. I had to attract the attention of the driver as he was busy looking at the two he was towing! The skiers also decided to bailout of the tow.

Geoff and Mags aboard Seyella cruising upstream after just leaving Selby Lock.

Geoff on Sayella is doing the Great North Run. The course covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle to the picturesque coastal finish in South Shields. Raising money for charity is a big part of the Great North Run experience for many runners. Geoff is running for a charity very dear to our hearts -  Macmillan Cancer Support -  So if you want, you can also support Geoff by clicking this (LINK)

Wildlife: Just a few Dragonflies and a hunting Buzzard spotted today.  Though we did hear a Kingfisher calling but failed to spot it.

Daily Total
Miles: 14.0
Locks: 2
Swing / Lift Bridges: 3
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.3

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1192.9
Locks: 853
Swing / Lift Bridges: 158
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 13
Engine Hours: 24226.4


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