Boroughbridge is another place that we have been bypassing on the A1 for over 30 years and now we have finally arrived here by river. Its has attractive houses and an interesting array of shops for a smallish place. Plenty of rivers as well, as the Ure is divided into river with weir and the Milby lock and cut as it goes through the town and there is also a pretty little tributary which runs through the houses.
Readers who are concentrating will notice that I am now referring to the River Ure, rather than the Ouse. There was a name change east of Linton Lock. Otherwise the river has been somewhat unprepossessing up till now. We know that we have passed the NT Beningbrough Hall with its wonderful grounds but the river banks were too high for viewing and the only other mooring that we have passed was at Linton Lock. There is an RAF training airfield at Linton-on-Ouse and there was an occasional reminder of the Battle of Britain rather than the screaming jets we have experienced in the past. The river was in fact so uneventful that we shared steering and took the opportunity to read when not at the tiller. Probably not a journey that we will repeat in the future.
Today we did 19.87 Miles and 2 Locks
Statistics so far:-
1754.03 Miles, 1064 Locks, 112 Swing Bridges, 72 Lift Bridges, 32 Tunnels