Still, at least we can move around on the boat at free will ... well "ish" .
Friday night saw us taking the boat down to the visitor moorings (outside the pub) where we met up with a few boaty friends to say our goodbyes over a bottle (or 3) of bubbly stuff and a last supper. Oddly (for us given our dry November) we didn't' drink TOO much and although we were the last ones in the pub (again)...Still managed to get up and set off - in the rain on Saturday morning... BEFORE it was even light!
It's a good job we did leave early though, as what with all the rain that was coming down, by the time we'd gotten to Woodnook lock the river was already getting a bit fruity... by the time we'd turned off the Calder and on to the Aire (to head upstream) the flow was considerably greater - NO major worry as Ellis's engine is powerful enough to make good progress, it just meant we'd gobble up a bit more fuel.
Once at Lemonroyd, the level had increased a bit further