Boat Cruising Log -  Rachel Louise -  2001 / 2002

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SHEFFIELD & SOUTH YORKSHIRE NAVIGATION

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Wed       20gall Diesel, Pump Out, Water    
06-06-01 05:00    

Left Blue Water Marina

  4904
  05:20 05:40   Thorne Lock & Bridge    
  06:15     Moored at New Inn   (Stainforth) 1 4905
Thu       Left Stainforth Mooring    
07-06-01       Site of Ian's Swan Sanctuary  Injured / Dead Swans    
  07:40 07:45   Bramwith Swing Bridge    
  07:50 08:05   Bramwith Lock & Moorings    
  08:10     Bramwith Junction  (New Junction Canal)    
  08:15     Don Aqueduct    
  08:20 08:30   Low Lane Swing Bridge    
  08:35 08:40   Top Lane Swing bridge    
  08:50 09:00   Kirkhouse Green Lift Bridge    
  09:25 09:40   Sykehouse Lock & Bridge    
  09:45 09:55   Kirk Lane Swing Bridge    
  10:05     Sykehouse Bridge   (opened for us)    
  10:20     New Junction End     (Southfield Reservoir)    

AIRE & CALDER NAVIGATION

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  10:50 11:05   Pollington Lock (Kings Head)    
  11:10     Pollington Bridge    
  11:40     Heck Bridge ( Bay Horse Inn & Heck basin / SYCC)  
  12:00 12:15   Whitley Lock    
  12:30 01:50   Jolly Miller (Whitley Bridge) - Meal    
  02:40     Knottingley Junction    
  03:05     Ferrybridge Flood Lock    
  04:10 04:20   Bullholme Lock    
  04:30     Moored at Castleford 8 4913
Friday 09:00     Left Castleford Mooring   4913
08-06-01 09:05     Castleford Flood Lock    
  09:40 10:00   Woodnook Lock    
  10:20 10:40   Kings Road Lock    
  10:55 11:10   Birkwood Lock    
  11:20     Moored at Stanley Ferry 2.5 4916
           
Tuesday 01:00 05:00   Short Cruises for Les Hartley & Ken Frost  
12-06-01       Followed by above + Ken, Doreen, Olivia & Family - Click here for Pics
           

Cruise for 'Ernie Hartley & Family'
Ernie's dad "Jimmy ('Play it Again Sam') Hartley" was a well known pub pianist & singer
From Marshall Street, Stanley, he sang & played in many local pubs & clubs
Ernest, Pam & Family live in 'Bob Caygeon', near Toronto, Canada
They ran a leisure chalet park but now run a flower shop
'Anything Goes - Balloons & Bows'

Ernest, visiting with Daughter Sam(antha),
Son-in-Law Robert, and children Alyssa (10) and Olivia (8)
Accompanied by friends Colin & Jennifer Hepworth from Wakefield
Wife (Pam) & Son (Richard) could not make it to England this year

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Saturday  16th June,  2001                      Click on BLUE Links for Pictures

Saturday 08:30 09:30   Breakfast at Rothwell Park Cafe  
16-06-01 09:45     Leave Stanley Ferry Mooring (Mill House Inn)  
  09:50     Old Stanley Ferry Aqueduct    
  10:00 10:15   Birkwood Lock    
  10:20     Wind below Birkwood Lock    
  10:25 10:40   Birkwood Lock    
  10:50     New Stanley Ferry Aqueduct    
  10:55     Mill House Inn (Stanley Ferry)    
  11:10     Broad Reach Flood Lock  (open)    
        River Calder    
  11:30     Wind at Chantry Chapel (below weir)    

CALDER & HEBBLE NAVIGATION

  11:45 12:00   Fall Ings Lock    
  12:10     Wakefield Flood Lock    
  12:12     Navigation Warehouse    
  12:15     Thornes Wharf    
  12:20     Wind at Top of Wakefield Weir    
  12:35     Jolly Sailor Pub  (Thornes Lane Wharf)    
  12:40     Double Two Shirt Company    
        A View of Sandal Castle    
  01:00 01:15   Thornes Lock    
  01:25     Thornes Flood Lock    
  01:45     M1 Motorway Bridge    
  01:55 02:05   Broad Cut Low Lock    
  02:15 03:15   Meal  and 'Rerfreshments' at the Navigation Pub  
  03:25 03:45   Broad Cut Low Lock    
  03:50     M1 Motorway Bridge    
  04:10     Thornes Flood Lock    
  04:20 04:30   Thornes Lock    
  04:50     Jolly Sailor Pub  (Thornes Lane Wharf)    
  04:51     Wakefield Flood Lock    
  05:00 05:15   Fall Ings Lock    

AIRE & CALDER NAVIGATION

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  05:25     Rail Bridge    
  05:30 05:35   Broad Reach Flood Lock (now closed but boat leaving)  
  05:45     Stanley Ferry    
  05:50     New Stanley Ferry Aqueduct    
  05:55     Old Stanley Ferry Aqueduct    
  06:00     Moor at Stanley Ferry    
        Refreshments at the Mill House Inn    
Click Here To View Thank You Pictures From  Alyssa  (10) and Olivia (8)
Click Here to View Mel's Gift from Canada
Tuesday 02:45     Left Stanley Ferry mooring  

4926

19/06/01 03:10     Broadreach Flood Lock    

CALDER & HEBBLE NAVIGATION

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  03:30 03:50 04:20 Fall Ings Lock  +   (Break for Dogs & Food !)  
        Wakefield Flood Lock    
        Jolly Sailor Pub  (Thornes Lane Wharf)    
        Double Two Shirt Company    
        A View of Sandal Castle    
  04:45 05:10   Thornes Lock    
        Thornes Flood Lock    
        M1 Motorway Bridge    
  05:35 05:55   Broad Cut Low Lock   3
  06:05     Moored at the Navigation Pub  (Calder Grove) 4929

 

Wed 01:50     Left Navigation Mooring 4934
04/07/01 02:00 02:20   Broad Cut Top Lock  
  02:40     Horbury Bridge -  The Bingley Arms Pub  
  03:00 03:30   Figure of Three Locks (2)  
Met Mick & Maureen - Cruiser 'Petra' - Doncaster - Shared Locks to Shepley Bridge
  03:45 04:00   Mill Bank Lock    
  04:20 04:50 Thornhill Double Locks (2) - 'Inter Pound Very Low - Topped Up !
  05:10     Thornhill Flood Lock    
  05:20 05:45   Greenwood Lock    
        Greenwood Flood Gates    
  05:50 06:10   Shepley Bridge Lock    
  06:20     Moored at Shepley Bridge 2 4936
Friday 10:45     Left Shepley Bridge Mooring   4938
06/07/01       Cruise to Batteyford Lock    
        Back to Mirfield for Meal & Shopping    
  04:00     Back to Moor at Shepley Bridge 2 4940
Tuesday 11:20     Left Shepley Bridge Mooring  (After Water & Gas)   4942
10/07/01 11:35     Ledgard Bridge Flood Lock    
  11:50 12:30   Battyeford Lock  (Passed Mick & Maureen - 'Petra')    
  12:40     Battyeford Flood Gates    
  12:45 01:15   Cooper Bridge Lock    
  01:20     Cooper Bridge Flood Gates    
  01:30 01:40   Kirklees Low Lock    
  01:45 02:00

02:45

Kirklees Top Lock    
  03:00     Anchor Pit Flood Lock    
  03:15 03:50   Brighouse Lock (Low)    
  04:00 Moored at Brighouse Visitor Moorings (between locks) 2 4944

 

Wednesday 11:30     Left Brighouse Visitor Mooring   4960
01/08/01 11:35 11:45   Brighouse Top Lock    
  12:00 12:30   Ganny Lock    
  12:50 01:15   Brookfoot Lock    
  01:20 01:45   Cromwell Lock    
  02:10 02:30   Park Nook Lock    
  02:35 02:45   Elland Lock    
  03:00 03:15   Woodside Mills Lock    
  03:20 03:35   Long Lee Lock    
  03:40 04:45

05:35

Salterhebble Locks (3)    
  05:35     Salterhebble Branch    
  05:45     Wind and Return    
  06:30 07:15   Water & Moored at Sowerby Bridge 6 4966
Friday 10:30     Left Sowerby Bridge Mooring   4969
03/08/01 11:15 12:15

01:30

Salterhebble Locks (3) + 'Breakfast'    
  01:40 01:55   Long Lee Lock    
  02:05 02:20   Woodside Mills Lock    
  02:35 02:45   Elland Lock    
  02:50 03:05   Park Nook Lock    
  03:25 03:35   Cromwell Lock    
  03:40 03:50   Brookfoot Lock    
  04:00 04:15   Ganny Lock    
  04:25 04:35   Brighouse Top Lock    
  04:40 Moored at Brighouse Visitor Moorings (between locks) 4 4973
Tuesday 09:50     Left Brighouse Visitor Moorings   4980
07/08/01 09:55 10:05   Brighouse Lock (Low)    
  10:15     Anchor Pit Flood Lock    
  10:30 10:40   Kirklees Top Lock    
  10:50 11:20   Kirklees Low Lock (Wait)    
  11:30     Cooper Bridge Flood Gates    
  11:40 11:50   Cooper Bridge Lock    
  12:00     Battyeford Flood Gates    
  12:10 12:20   Battyeford Lock    
  12:30     Ledgard Bridge Flood Lock    
  12:40     Moored at Shepley Bridge  

4982

  02:25     Left Shepley Bridge Mooring    
  02:30 02:50   Shepley Bridge Lock    
  02:55     Greenwood Flood Gates    
  03:00 03:20   Greenwood Lock    
  03:30     Thornhill Flood Lock    
  03:50 04:15   Thornhill Double Locks (2)    
  04:30 04:40   Mill Bank Lock    
  04:55 05:20   Figure of Three Locks (2)    
  05:40 06:50   Horbury Bridge (meal)   The Bingley Arms Pub    
  07:10 07:20   Broad Cut Top Lock 3  
  07:30     Moored at the Navigation Pub  (Calder Grove) 4985
Thursday 10:55     Left Navigation Mooring   4987
09/08/01 11:15 11:40   Broad Cut Low Lock (+ Water)    
        M1 Motorway Bridge    
  11:50     Thornes Flood Lock    
  12:00 12:15   Thornes Lock    
        A View of Sandal Castle    
        Jolly Sailor Pub  (Thornes Lane Wharf)    
  12:30     Wakefield Flood Lock    
  12:40     Moored at Fall Ings Lock for shopping, etc.    
  06:00 06:15   Fall Ings Lock    

AIRE & CALDER NAVIGATION

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  06:30     Broadreach Flood Lock    
  06:45     Moor at Stanley Ferry - Mill House Inn

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4989

             

*****    Wakefield Waterways Festival         *****
*****   Stanley Ferry  -  18th & 19th August   *****

             
Thursday 09:40     Left Stanley Ferry Mooring (Harriet !!)  

4999

23/08/01 09:45     Mill House Inn    
  09:47   Old Stanley Ferry Aqueduct      ( Or New Stanley Ferry Aqueduct)  
  09:55

10:05

  Birkwood Lock    
       (Shared with N.B. 'Dolly Varden - David helps with locks)  
  10:25 10:35   Kings Road Lock    
  1045 11:00   Woodnook Lock    
        Fairies Hill Moorings & Lafarge Wharf    
        Methley Boat Club Moorings    
  11:35     Castleford Flood Lock    
  11:55 12:05   Bullholme Lock    
  01:00     Ferry Bridge Flood Lock    
  01:20     Knottingley Junction    
        (N.B. 'Dolly Varden' to Goole)    

North Yorkshire Navigation

  01:30 02:15

02:35

'Breakfast ! and Bank Dole Lock    
        Helen confused by our breakfast time !!!!    
  03:05 03:35   Beale Lock    
  04:10     Ski Club Mooring    
  04:20 04:35   Haddlesey Flood Lock (Stop for Dogs)    
        Secluded Mooring  (After Paperhouse Bridge)    
 

05:25

Anchor Inn - lots of boats !  (White Rose Bank Holiday Weekend)
 

05:55

06:50

  Stop at Selby Boat Centre   (Banks Hire Boats)    
 

07:00

    Moored at Selby (outside swing bridge) 7 5006
Joan & Geoffs Selby Taxi   (01757)  212 937    Mobile 07778  225 752
Auto Serve  -  Selby  (01757)  210 137
Sunday       Doreen & Tony visit us & stay night    
26/08/01       Move boat into Selby Basin    
Wednesday 04:20 04:40   Leave Selby Lock on Flood Tide   5017
29/08/01    

Tidal River Ouse  With Paul & Susan  (to Saturday)

 
  05:50     Cawood Bridge    
  06:00     River Wharfe    
  06:55 07:10   Naburn Lock    
  07:20     Ship (Acaster Malbis)    
        Naburn Marina    
        York Marine (Boat Hire)    
  08:10     Bishopthorpe Palace    
  08:30     A64 Road Bridge    
  08:35     New Foot Bridge    
  08:40     River Foss & Skeldergate bridge    
  08:45     Ouse Bridge    
  08:50     Lendal Bridge    
  09:00     Moored at Museum Gardens 5 5022
             
             

 

Wednesday

11:00 Leave Museum Gardens (with Gent from Calafornia)   5038

05/09/01

  Cruise to through York & Back for Photographs    
  11:45     Scarborough Railway Bridge    
  11:55     Clifton Bridge    
  12:40     Nether Poppleton   (No Moorings !)    
  01:30 01:40   Stop on Pontoons for Dogs  (Where is 'Jesse James' ??)  
  01:50     Nun Monkton Pool   (River Nidd from Left)    
  02:15     Dawney Arms Pub    
  02:25 03:35   Linton Lock  (Helped by 'new' friends !)    
  04:03   Wooden River Ouse / Ure Signpost (Left hand Bank After Red Brick + Other Houses)
  04:20     Aldwark Toll Bridge    
  04:30     Aldwark Village & Footbridge (Golf Course)    
  05:15   Swale Nab  (Ouse to Left - Un-Navigable Swale Ahead)  
  05:45 06:35   Milby Lock    
 

06:45

    Moored at Boroughbridge

6

5044

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Monday 11:00     Left Boroughbridge Mooring  

5048

10/09/01 11:05 11:10   Boroughbridge Marina (Waterline Leisure)    
  11:15     Bypass Road Bridges    
  11:25     Caravan Site & Trip Boat 'Crown Jewel'    
  11:55 12:30   Westwick Lock    
  12:45     Newby Hall    
  01:00 01:30   Oxclose Lock    
  01:40     Ripon Motor Boat Club    
  01:50 02:40   Ripon Marina  &  Bell Ferrows Lock    
  03:00 03:20   Rhodesfield Lock    
        Ripon Sanitary Station (old Basin)    
  03:35     Moored at Ripon 3 5051
Friday 11:30     Left Ripon Mooring   5060
14/09/01 11:55 12:45   Ripon Sanitary Station (old Basin)    
  01:00 01:20   Rhodesfield Lock    
  01:30 01:50   Bell Ferrows Lock & Ripon Marina    
  02:00     Ripon Motor Boat Club    
  02:20 02:40   Oxclose Lock    
  02:55     Newby Hall    
  03:05 03:30   Westwick Lock    
  03:55     Caravan Site & Trip Boat 'Crown Jewel'    
  04:00     Bypass Road Bridges    
  04:05     Boroughbridge Marina (Waterline Leisure)    
  04:10     Moored at Boroughbridge 5 5065
Thursday 01:10     Left Boroughbridge Mooring   5075
20/09/01 01:20 01:45   Milby Lock    
  02:20     Swale Nab  (Un-Navigable Swale from Left)    
  03:05     Aldwark Village & Footbridge (Golf Course)    
  03:15     Aldwark Toll Bridge    
  03:30 Wooden River Ouse / Ure Signpost (Right hand Bank Before White House)
  03:55     Linton Lock Cut    
  04:00

04:35

  Linton Lock     (Excellent Meal at Cafe !)  
  04:40     Moored Below Linton Lock 4 5079
Friday 10:00     Left Linton Lock Mooring   5079
21/09/01 10:10     Dawney Arms Pub    
  10:30     Nun Monkton Pool   (River Nidd from Right)    
  10:40     'Jesse James' ????    
  11:20     Nether Poppleton   (No Moorings !)    
  11:55     Clifton Bridge    
  12:10     Moored at Museum Gardens 2 5081
Monday 03:35     Leave Museum Gardens  

5092

24/09/01 03:40     Lendal Bridge    
  03:45     Ouse Bridge    
  03:50     Skeldergate bridge & River Foss    
  03:55     New Foot Bridge    
  04:15     A64 Road Bridge    
  04:25     Bishopthorpe Palace    
  04:26     York Marine (Boat Hire)    
  04:30     Old Rail Bridge  (Cycle Track & Walkway)    
  04:40     Naburn Marina    
  05:05     Moored at Ship Inn ( Acaster Malbis) 2 5094
New Pontoon Moorings - Pub Patrons ONLY - Restaurant Boats Operating !
Call in or telephone for permission & mooring position (01904)  703 888
Castle Line Cruises - York To / From Ship Inn ( Acaster Malbis)  08700 799 799
Tuesday 09:50     Left Ship Inn Mooring   5095
25/09/01 10:00     Moored at Naburn Lock    
  02:40 02:45   Naburn Lock  ( Tidal River Ouse)   5096
  04:05     River Wharfe    
  04:25     Cawood Bridge    
  05:35     Rank Hovis  &  B.O.C.M    
Useful to Inform Selby Lock Keeper by v.h.f. chanel 74 or tel: (01757)  703 182 - approx 15 mins
  05:45     Selby Road Bridge  (Previous Toll Bridge)    
  05:50     Selby Railway Bridge    
  05:55 06:10   Selby Lock    
  06:15     Moored in Selby Basin 3 5099

 

Joan & Geoffs Selby Taxi   (01757)  212 937    Mobile 07778  225 752

Auto Serve  -  Selby  (01757)  210 137

 

Monday 06:00 Selby Mooring to Anchor Inn' with 'Skipper' Brian Ducker 'at the helm'   5124
08/10/01 06:45 Excellent Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas'  -  Monday Evenings,  2 for 6.00 1 5125
Tuesday 11:00 Anchor Inn  to  Haddlesey Flood Lock  and back to  Selby Basin   5128
09/10/01 07:00 Difficulty 'Winding' Due to Haddlesey Lock Work, low canal level and wind ! 3 5131
  Bob & Val - see Tel Directory - Val's mum (80's) fallen down stairs - broken legs, bruised all over !  
Thursday 12:00     Left Selby Lock Mooring  

5156

25/10/01 12:20     Selby Boat Centre   (Banks Hire Boats)    
  12:55     Anchor Inn    
        Secluded Mooring  (Before Paperhouse Bridge)    
  01:40 04:00 Wait for contractors to clear materials into BW Work Boat  !!  (Andrews)  
  04:00

04:20

  Haddlesey Flood Lock    
  05:20 05:40   Beale Lock    
  06:20 07:05   Bank Dole Lock  (Getting Dark !!)    

AIRE & CALDER NAVIGATION

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  07:10     Knottingley Junction    
  07:50     Jolly Miller Inn    
  08:05 08:20   Whitley Lock    
  08:40 Moored at Heck Bridge ( Bay Horse Inn & Heck basin / SYCC) 5 5161
Friday 10:30     Left Heck Mooring ( Bay Horse Inn)  

5161

26/10/01 10:55 11:15   Pollington Lock    

SHEFFIELD & SOUTH YORKSHIRE NAVIGATION

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  11:45     New Junction Canal    
  12:00 12:40 12:50 Sykehouse Lift Bridge  (Moored for Tea Break !)    
  12:55 01:05   Kirk Lane Swing Bridge    
  01:10 01:30 01:50 Sykehouse Lock & Swing Bridge  (Plus Tea Break !)    
  02:15 02:20   Kirkhouse Green Lift Bridge    
  02:30     Top Lane Lift Bridge (operated by B.W.)    
  02:35     Low Lane Swing Bridge (operated by B.W.)    
  02:40     Don Aqueduct    
  02:45     Bramwith Junction  (End of New Junction Canal)    
  02:50 03:00   Bramwith Lock    
  03:10 03:15   Bramwith Swing Bridge    
  03:35     Stainforth  (New Inn)    
  04:05     M18 Bridge    
  04:15 04:45   Thorne Lock & Swing Bridge (Passed  Roger Turner - Brewood)  
  05:00     Moored at Thorne Visitor Moorings

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Saturday       Left Thorne Visitor Moorings    
27/10/01       Moored at Blue Water Marina    
Click here for 'The Victoria' - Thorne
Click Here for Sheffield & South Yorkshire Canal Pictures

 

Mikron Theatre Presentation - ' Warehouse Hill '
Tells the story of how the Huddersfield Narrow Canal  was built,
operated, closed, restored and reopened.

Navigation Pub - Calder Grove, Wakefield - Tuesday 16th October, 2001  8:00 pm

Sponsored by the ' Calder Navigation Society'


Was an Excellent, VERY Well Attended, Performance !

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