Shipley, England, United Kingdom Monday, April 20, 2009
we are off Hi to all blowit followers, two days in to it slow but steady progress we made it in to Skipton first day, a few minor hitches jobs worth lock keepers and poorly maintained swing bridges ect but never the less we made the time slot for first day.Set out of Skipton 10:00 in beautiful sun shine and had a steady run up through Gargrave and Bank newton, Heather is not finding it easy to operate the lock but I'm confident she will pick it up, will try to add some photos soon, looking forward to day three
day three We woke early this beautiful morning,after a walk with the dog and a good breakfast we set away and believe it or not Heather steered the boat,for more than thirty seconds in fact she steered for a good couple of miles.We arrived at greaberfield locks 09:30 only three chambers so it did not take long then we decided to moor at the top and have a lazy day ha ha a bit of brass polishing an general maintenance an enjoy the sun.Unfortuatly this is old ground to me so I cannot be too enthusiastic will try harder in a few days time to put some photos on
Photo's Wish you'd take these ****** photo's Howie, get your finger out !!!!! Its not like you've got anything else to do !!!! Lucky ****** enjoy Barbara & Geoff xxx
safe journey Hi sounds like its heaven take care and enjoy the trip lots of love elaine
day four & five Hi day four left Greeaber field locks 9:30 bound for readily weather good and no problems until Barrowrford lock then disaster struck or should i say we struck a lock gate of some unushawal construction and it caused damage to the gas vent, but all is well under repair at the moment. We hope to set off on Saturday lunch for Blackburn not looking forward to that ha ha
all most one week Hi to all followers of Blowit,yes its all most a week since we left our mooring at Shipley ,and we are only at Blackburn ? yes I know what you are all thinking 45 mins by car even the kettle boils slow in this life style ha ha,WE have had a lot of stop offs, we hope to meet up with Dave & Judy in Manchester erly next week then it starts properly with photos and the hole kit and caboodle. keep following and add coments if you like xx
Ay up!!! Hi howard the trippin seems as if its going really well cant wait to join you ill keep going on amd cheakin up on you so ya better behave lol speak soon!!!
Monday 27 04 down to Wigain Hi Monday 27th 80:30 left Adlinton bound for Wigain locks, meeting up with Dave & Judy a well needed helping hand,teamed up with another boater (Libie)a woman traveling on her own so we lent a hand through Blackburn & Johnston!hillock we all joined forces to tackle the Wigain flight.four hrs and thirty mm 21 locks not bad I think ??. then a short crews down towards leigh moored at dover lock been in the pub and a nice meal,knackered now so off to bed. ps weather was very wet first thing but stopped raining and then by two!ish it got out sunny and warm
empty space Hi Howard and Heather
good to hear you enjoying yourself. I have opened my blinds and just see an empty space. Julie looking forward to your return !!!! - no pressure there then.
Bridge-water canal Hi down on the Bridge-water canal with D & J on board Oggley, tomorrow we set off to Llangollen, left Dover lock approx 10:30 heading for Leigh through plank lane bridge stopped off for supplies in Leigh.The top end of the Bridge-water is not now very scenic but I can imagine fifty or sixty years ago it would of been quite a different story coal mines and all sort of industry struggling with photos at the moment but working on it
Re: empty space The space will not be empty for long and I don't do pressure
not just yet anyway
on the Llangollen Hi to all yes we made it we are on the second day of the Llangollen and very nice it is too, Its slow and steady all the locks are single chambers and they are lots of hire boats,so we find our selves waiting in ques, but Heather is finding the work a lot easier now.Andy,Chris and Natt have been traveling with use since Saturday that also as made it a lot easier and enjoyable. the weather as been a bit hit and miss next port of call is Grinley brook, six more locks then its all most clear to Chirk then its the first of the big aqueducs. Thanks for all your good wishes and I'm sorry for the lack of photos technology as got the better of me for the moment
Re: on the Llangollen Hi Heather and Howard it sounds like its going well. Thinking of you both loads love you loads too take care from Elaine xxxx
hello again Hi Howard seems like its going well cant wait for college to finito so i can get away from home and meet up with you 2 lol speak to you soon with my college finish day keep the travelin up talk soon.