Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Big One (22-7)

Wednesday the 12th of September 2012

Lendal Bridge York.

The rain continued overnight and into the whole of the day. For us, rain usually means a walk in the park with the dogs. Followed by a walk round the city centre for us. I purchased a new winter coat for me from the Jack Wolfskin shop to replace an outdoor Jack Wolfskin jacket I have had for about 15 years.

The river level has started to rise and by  lunch time had come up by about a foot. If the rain continues to fall and the river continues to rise we could be turning around and making a run for Naburn and locking down for Selby and the northern canals.

Wildlife: Spotted our third ringed Mute Swan of the trip. Red Y517 has been added to the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) database. If you spot a bird with a ring you can report the sighting here.  Report A Ring 

Daily Total
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1199.0
Locks: 853
Swing / Lift Bridges: 158
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 13
Engine Hours: 2428.6


1 comment:

  1. If the river continues to rise one of the safer moorings in York is Kings Staithe outside the Kings Arms/Head (can never remember which it is) The wall is high there and provided you set your ropes with enough slack to account for the rise and fall you are safe enough there.

    Failing that head upriver to Linton and sit on the floating pontoon. Not a deal to do there though.

    Forecast is for drier weather though so you should be alright.


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