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Day 31 – Whitley to Castleford (via Selby)

Friday 24 July, 2009

We had a rude awakening at 6.45 this morning as Tardebigge started banging against the piling. This was slightly alarming given that we were moored against three tyres! In fact the lock keeper was draining the fullest extent of the lock to allow two large boats to pass through and the surge had caused us and our neighbours to bounce all over the place.

Since we were awake we got underway much earlier and headed off towards Selby. It’s late now so the blog will be brief. Suffice to say we reached Selby, shopped and left. The Ouse was ebbing at a frightening speed and is now in a spring tide cycle so passage to Naburn (for Ripon) would be dicey at the very least.

We saw a terrapin and there was a possible sighting of an otter.

The intention was to moor at Ferrybridge but the loo needed emptying so we had to carry on a further seven miles to Castleford. It was nearly 9.30pm by the time we tied up.

Menu: usual breakfasts, tuna mayonnaise salad, cottage pie with Lebanese wine, followed by cheese and port.