Thursday 31 July 2014

East Coast 2014 - Part 7

Day Fifteen
West Stockwith

0 Miles 0 Locks
Total 471 Miles 6 Locks

 A lovely walk along the River Idle.

 Walking past farmers fields.

 Rude not to call in the Haxy Gate for a pint.

Lovely church in Misterton.

Day Sixteen
West Stockwith to Burton Waters

22 Miles 2 Locks
Total 493 Miles 8 Locks

 Back out onto the Trent.

 The last blast of this cruise.

 Narrowboat "Warrior" on the Trent.

 Torksey Castle on the banks of the Trent.

 Approaching Torksey Lock cut.

 Back on the Fossdyke.

How small this feels after the wide open seas!!

East Coast 2014 - Part 6

Day Thirteen

O Miles 0 Locks
Total 408 Miles 4 Locks

The Humber Princess cruising past Hull fully laden.

Day Fourteen
Hull to West Stockwith

63 Miles 2 Locks
Total 471 Miles 6 Locks

 Leaving Hull behind.

 Cruising up the Humber.

 Approaching the Humber Bridge.

 Freeman 22 on the Humber.

 Cruising around Trent End.

 Approaching Keadby Bridge.

 First one of these we had seen for a while!!

Moored in West Stockwith Basin

East Coast 2014 - Part 5

Day Twelve

0 Miles 0 Locks
Total 323 Miles 3 Locks

 Naughty-Cal moored amongst a sea of masts.

 Front row seats in the trip speed boat.

 The entry to Scarborough Harbour close to the beach.

 South Bay

 High up above the beach.

 Looking out to sea.

 Lovely gardens.

Scarborough Lifeboat. Hopefully we never see here coming for us!!

Day Twelve
Scarborough to Hull

85 Miles 1 Lock
Total 408 Miles 4 Locks

 Good bye Scarborough.

 Back out to Sea.

 Close encounters with sea birds, gannets in this case.

Flamborough Lighthouse.

 Cruising past Flamborough Head.

 Spurn Lifeboat. Again it was nice meeting Eddie, part of the Spurn Lifeboat crew, but we hope to never see you coming to the rescue!!

 Back on the Humber.

 Usual Humber chop.

On the approach to Hull Marina, passing the P&O ferry terminal.

Wednesday 30 July 2014

East Coast 2014 - Part 4

Days Nine and Ten
Weather bound in Royal Quays

0 Miles 0 Locks
258 Miles 2 Locks

 Our neighbouring boat at Royal Quays.

 North Shields Fish Quay with a cruise ship leaving port in the distance.

 The mouth of the Tyne.

 Pilot boat heading back to base.

 Poor visibility during a failed attempt at leaving.

Sunset over Royal Quays.

Day Eleven
North Shields to Scarborough

65 Miles 1 Lock
323 Miles 3 Locks

 Scarborough Visitor moorings.

 The castle overlooking the bays.

Busy Harbour with trip boats buzzing around during the day.

East Coast 2014 - Part 3

Day Six
Whitby to Newcastle

65 Miles 0 Locks
Total 250 Miles 1 Lock

 Heading out of Whitby

 Cruising past Staithes

 Stormy skies over the North Sea.

 Tyne Pier Head

 Tyne Pilot.

 Looking back to sea.

 Cruising past North Shields Ferry Terminal.

 Tugs at work.

 Approaching Newcastle.

 Under the bridges.

 Newcastle City Marina.

Moored in the heart of the city.

Day Seven
Newcastle to Royal Quays, North Shields

8 Miles 1 Lock
Total 258 Miles 2 Locks

 Heading back down the Tyne.

 Trip boat on the Tyne

 Royal Quays Marina, North Shields.

 View of the Tyne from the marina.

 Looking across the marina.

 The view from the back of the boat.

The view ahead towards the Tyne Cruise Ship Terminal