Friday, 23 June 2017


Here I am Rune
Distance 11.2 miles
Total 2767 Locks  130 Tunnels
Running total mileage 3749.9 miles 

As planned, we have arrived in Knottingley  fairly comfortably in time since, on the river, we are travelling faster. I dug out the old SatNav today to see what our actual speed was and it seems that we are travelling at about 4.2mph (3.6 knots). This is quite a bit more than on the average canal.
No real dramas today, the only real issue was the amount of rubbish in Bulholme Lock, some of it being full tree trunks. I really don’t want to catch the propeller on one of those.

Tomorrow we hope to get to Barnby Dun which will be a similar distance to that we have travelled today, it does have one of the straightest pieces of canal on the system, the New Junction Canal which is arrow straight for 5.5miles, not a lot to do on the tiller for that stretch, which even at our enhanced speed is still going to take over an hour.

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