Monday 27th February 2012
Cast off from Castleford this morning. The weather wasn't too bad, still a bit chilly but it is only February after all. We waited at Castleford lock for a gravel barge to come through and then chugged off towards Stanley Ferry. The weather didn't improve, in fact it got worse, with the wind getting up and cloud thickening.
This is also the first time we have used the new washer/dryer while travelling. It seems to take less power than the last one we had, but still does the job.
Arriving at Stanley Ferry there was a definite hint of rain in the air , so much for the met office saying that things were getting better. We mooring up close to the pub and no sooner were we tucked up than the rain started in earnest. Great timing!