Wednesday, 26 February 2020

258 - One Last Big Push on the River

The last cruise of our nine day (eight days cruising one day off) adventure from Castlefield in Manchester to Knottingley.

It was only 60 miles but there were 129 LOCKS!

This last cruise was a long one and it took us from the Horbury on the Calder & Hebble Navigation to Knottingly on the Aire and Calder.

And to everyone who has being telling us to slow down. We stay here for over two weeks.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

257 - We Made Some Mistakes

Today's vlog tells the story of the second to last day of our ten day push to get past a scheduled winter stoppage in Castleford. It's a long day and it's a hard day. Probably the hardest day we've even had cruising. And for that reason there isn't an awful lot of footage. We wanted to tell the story of the day so we have had to use quite a bit of time-lapse to compensate which wasn't ideal.
Please don't be too hard on us for the mistakes we made along the way. It wasn't our choice to be pushing so hard but we really felt we needed to be on the other side of of Castleford for winter. Just one more vlog to go before we really slow down for winter.
Its a long one, so congratulations to everyone that makes it to the end.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

256 - Our New Favourite Canal

In today's vlog we leave our mooring in Slaithwaite and continue down the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Huddersfield.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

255 - The Pesky Guillotine Lock on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

In today's vlog we travel further down east side of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Slaithwait. Lots of locks including the Guillotine Lock, 24E Shuttle Lock. It took hundreds of turns of the windlass to lift the gate and we nearly fell out over it.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

254 - The Standedge Tunnel - Underground & Overground

In todays vlog we head through the Standedge Tunnel from Diggle to Marsdon. Well Michael does. George and Jo make the two hour walk over the top.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

253 - The most Glorious Day

After our wet cruise from Stalybridge to Uppermill in the pouring rain, we set off for the peak of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the most glorious sunshine.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

252 - Cruising on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the Rain

In todays vlog we continue cruising up the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from Stalybridge to Uppermill and ever closer to the Standage Tunnel. We set out to do 10 locks but end up doing 17... in the rain. It was a good day.