This video is about Going North on the Great Tidal River Ouse, travelling via the Selby Canal joining the River Ouse at Selby Lock, heading towards York City.
We stayed in Goole for around two weeks, we had a few visits from Pats sister and brother in law while there. On one visit we went for a short cruise down to Rawcliffe Bridge to the Black Horse pub but because it was a week day they were closed at lunch time and only opened in the evenings. so we winded then cruised back to Goole and ended up in a Wetherspoons.
We also celebrated Pats 60th birthday, Carol and Colin took us to a lovely coach house where we had one of the best meals ever and they presented him with a canal cake all beautifully iced.
We left Goole and travelled back along the Aire and Calder and up the Selby Canal. We stopped at a great little mooring called Gateforth Landing. It was a bit tricky to get on and off the boat as the bank was very high but it was a lovely secluded spot with only the sound of a distant train.
This was where Pat managed to have a little practice with a recently acquired toy (oops sorry Drone!)
We left Gateforth Landing on 8th September and headed towards Selby. It started raining quite hard so we stopped prior to the swing bridge that gave access to Selby Basin but we were next to a busy road so was quite noisy, however there was an Aldi about half mile up the road so we managed to top up with a big shop. We moved into Selby basin on 10th September as the next day we had passage booked through Selby Lock at 0730.
We lefty Selby Lock with some trepidation and excitement and travelled up the tidal River Ouse, this was our first tidal river. It was a bit scary exiting the lock but as we were going on the up tide the force of the river took the bow of the boat on the tide. It took us 2.75 hours cruising time to do the 14 miles from Selby to Naburn Lock, there was a lot of debris, tree trunks and branches on the river floating towards us which we had to avoid but it was good fun. It was still a bit windy with the occasional spots of rain so er left our pram cover up for the journey.
We were listening to a VHF radio for all of the journey and were comforted by a report of our location as we passed a bridge to the lock keeper at Naburn Lock.
At Naburn there was good 48 hour moorings on rings and a full sanitary station.