York

We moved up to York today – took just over an hour, and we squeezed into a Lazydays sized space that was waiting for us at Museum Gardens. We passed the Bishopthorpe Place, the home of the Archbishops of York for over 700 years.

The entrance to the River Foss was marked with the Blue Bridge – easy to remember its name as it is very blue indeed. It seems that it is possible to navigate the Foss for just over a mile after passing through a lock but boats over 36 ft in length cannot wind. We have been enjoying the glimpses we have had as we’ve explored the city centre.

The last stretch before our mooring contained some very handsome waterside buildings, particularly the Bond Warehouse. Alan was very taken with the water level access stairways on the right. It was all very reminiscent of Venice.

The rest of the day has been a wash out with constant and often fierce rain. Needless to say we are watching the water levels with some trepidation and hoping that tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Bishopthorpe Palace

Blue Bridge across River Foss

The Old Bond Warehouse

Today we did 5.90 Miles

Statistics so far:-

1734.16 Miles, 1062 Locks, 112 Swing Bridges, 72 Lift Bridges, 32 Tunnels

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