We left Wakey on Monday about 1pm and headed to Castleford to break our journey... In Castleford, at the visitor moorings, I spotted a fellow tweeter's boat: "On a Whim"... they'd been up in Wakefield the other day and experienced the same annoying generator noise we had whilst on the visitor moorings... sorry to say, they'd moored opposite the inconsiderate soul who was running his generator until 11.30 the other night when we were in Castleford ... I hope THEY had a quieter night than we'd had!
Upon arrival, consensus was that we'd go on to Ferrybridge and stop for the night as it was still early.
The river once through Bullholme lock is wider than we're used to but it was a pleasant journey down to Ferrybridge (I can't recall whether that should be one word or two) - Still, Tilly the duck was enjoying her water-skiing lesson ;-)
Having arrived there around 4pm, we moored for the night and had planned sitting on the towpath watching the world go by. The resident insect life had other ideas. Talk about being eaten alive. My left leg is bitten to buggery AND to ad insult to injury, one of those blister causing horseflies even had a go... grrr.
It was fair tangled up but after about 20 minutes of faffing, we were good to go.... the same can't be said about the next maneuver to get back to the landing stage - least said about that the better lol.
Our journey down stream was enjoyable though... we even encountered "Lady Teal" - a proper Hotel boar, who greeted us with a friendly wave and asked where we were going.
On arrival, rather than risk the basin (which turned out to be a good idea given it was full) we tied up just before the swing bridge and then had a wander.
Until next time - WHEN we'll have been on the Tidal Ouse !!!