Our Narrowboat Journey from Castleford to Goole. once again experiencing high winds.
We left Woodlesford on 19th August after Becky had left with Chloe and Charlie. We travelled down to Lemonroyd Lock where we stayed overnight and from there we cruised to Castleford arriving on 20th August. We moored up just passed the boat yard, where there were some 48hr moorings and longer term moorings slightly further up. The town centre was about 10mins walk from the canal, although tired looking it had a nice indoor market and a few shops and we managed to top up on our grocery supplies. While there we arranged to meet Shaun and Colin (Foxes Afloat)who are YouTubers vlogging about selling their house and buying a narrowboat. (Mmhm sounds familiar!)
We left Castleford on Thursday 23rd August and travelled to Ferrybridge where we stayed overnight. There were good moorings on the right just passed the lock, the moorings on the left had no access to the town. It was here that we picked up a good wood supply to start our winter hoard.
On Friday 24th August we left Ferrybridge on a beautiful sunny day, we had been cruising for about 2 hours when the weather changed. It suddenly became cold and windy and we needed our windproof jackets and within 10mins the heavens opened, so we moored up at some lovely, quiet moorings in Pollington. There were no local shops here but some nice walking by the canal.
We stayed in Pollington for the weekend and travelled the nine miles to Goole on Monday 27th August. It was an uneventful journey, very industrial at times but interspersed with open countryside.
In Goole we moored on the opposite side to the museum as there were no spaces available, however access to the town was better on the side we moored. The town was about 30 mins walk and had plenty of shops, cafes and pubs.