Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Big One (25-1)

Thursday the 27th of September 2012

Dutch Riverside

This morning was just like a spring morning. I was minded of those cold morning with a clear watery sky. The ones we look forward to after the dark winter mornings. With the sun low to the horizon.

Gravel barge Fossdale H seemed to take on water again overnight. However the pumps soon brought her back up once more with her gunwales well clear of the water surface. At one point the name painted on the bow was under water. The pump is still pushing water over the side in a bid to keep her afloat. The pipe can be seen hanging over the side.

I suppose she is here waiting for the swollen rivers Aire and Calder to subside to more normal levels. She left her berth late in the afternoon and headed up the navigation.

Taking advantage of the rain, I finally paid a visit to the Yorkshire Waterways Museum and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. There were a few very poignant and thought provoking exhibits on display. It is one of those tactile exhibitions where the majority of items are not behind glass. I spent so long looking and learning that I forgot to return for lunch. The Memsahib had to summon me by telephone!

The grass cutting crew have arrived - must keep an eye on them as last time we were moored up just here we has a window broken and the boat covered in grass!

The on-line version of "The Press" carries the following request from York City Council "The Crematorium is open, and customers are asked to use Bishopthrope Road/Past Terrys." It's my guess than most of the customers will not care one way or the other.

Up the Ouse at Naburn Lock the river has reached a new record level of 4.2 metres.  EA Recorder Naburn (River Ouse)

Tonight's Sunset

I have created a poll that will run between now and the 1st of January 2013. It's not very scientific. Its a simple question "Will CART Succeed". You have three choices Yes, Unsure and No. Now you can vote for one of the three choices. If you change your mind before the poll closing date. You can come back and change your vote. (I wish we could do that for politicians) You will find the poll option on the right hand side just below the members pictures.

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

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1285.5
Locks: 866
Swing / Lift Bridges: 161
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2467.0


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