Friday, 14 October 2011

Selby Abbey
Friday 14th October
We took a couple of days pottering around Selby. It's a lovely place, with an enormous abbey which looks beautiful. How did a town this size get a building this big ?
Yesterday (Thurs) we left Selby and travelled as far as West Haddlesey where the lock takes you up onto the River Aire. As expected the recent rain had caused the river to rise into the red warning markers so we moored up for the night. I took a walk into the village, but there was nothing there but a few houses. No phone signal, hence no internet either.
This morning the river was down into the amber, and looked much tamer so we cycled the lock and headed up the river. The weather was overcast and cold, but at least it wasn't raining.
Two locks later we rejoined the Aire and Caulder navigation and have travelled as far as Ferrybridge lock where we intend to spend the night. The moorings here are quite good, they are meant to be secure, but someone has pinched the lock. it doesn't look unsafe here though. I took a wander into town this afternoon and investigated one of the local pubs which looks ok, so we intend to eat out tonight.

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