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24 - Leeds to Keadby. Aire and Calder Navigation, New Junction Canal and Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

Sunday 20th July 2003

A nice morning, so we left Leeds at 06:55. The Granary Wharf moorings can be noisy from the station and the new club under the arches, but we still think it is more secure than the Armouries moorings below River Lock. The Armouries moorings were much depleted, due to much building work taking place and no boats were present. 
Trouble free  run down the Aire and Calder, no working boats seen, apart from one crane barge which we overtook. Ed gave Earnest quite a thrashing, to prove that bodged engine mounts were up to the tidal Trent. Apart from the worn shaft induced noises, all was well. 
Castleford Junction was past at 10:25 and Bank Dole (down to Aire / Selby Canal) at 11:50. As we approached New Junction Canal Junction (14:15) a narrowboat and a cruiser entered from Goole, so we hacked on, to catch up with them for some leap frogging bridge and lock operation down the New Junction Canal. 
Bramwith Junction was past at 15:50 and we turned, yet again down the Stainforth and Keadby Canal. Amongst the maze of boats present there no one seemed to be going down, so went down on our own. Neil's least favourite place - Thorne was given the thumbs down as we had decided to push on to Keadby, seeing as the now rather good "The Aulde South Yorkshire" was doing food on a Sunday Evening until 08:45. 
A good few kids doing bridge diving from the large swing bridges, Neil told crew to completely lift the bridges and totally ignore the kids, who have been up to these tricks for years. 
We moored just above the Vazon Swing Bridges (20:00), due to the Railway slide bridge being poorly and only having limited opening hours. the next day operations would start at 07:00, for am period until 10:00. There were a good few other boats moored here and come the morning an another couple of narrowboats had arrived. After a short route march to the "Aulde South Yorkshire" we sat down at 20:15. Excellent rather large starters and main courses, washed down with a nice pint of York Brewery Bitter.


Approaching River Lock No 1.


Looking back from River Lock No 1.

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Looking back at ASDA HQ and Victoria Bridge.  Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Leeds Bridge. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at Leeds Bridge. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


The Re-developed Calls Landing area.  Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at Leeds Bridge. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Approaching Crown Point Bridge. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


 Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Crown Point Bridge. Weir is straight on, Leeds Lock to the right. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at the Millennium Footbridge. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Leeds Lock, Armouries Museum and Armouries Basin. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Leeds Lock. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Leeds Lock. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at Leeds Lock. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Sanitary Station. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Sanitary Station. Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Exiting Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Exiting Leeds. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Hunslet. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Hunslet. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Flood Lock to right. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Flood Gates. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Flood Gates. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop "Freight Depot"! Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at Knostrop Flood Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Freight Depot. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Lock. The disused parallel lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Long Term moorings below Knostrop Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Knostrop Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Boat Rally at Thwaite Mills. Aire and Calder Navigation.


A1 / M1 Link Bridge. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Fishpond Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Fishpond Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Fishpond Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Woodlesford Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Woodlesford Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at Swillington Bridge. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Fleet Oil Depot. Woodlesford Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Fleet Oil Depot. Woodlesford Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Lemonroyd Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back from Lemonroyd Lock, at Fleet Bridge, Fleet oil depot and Lemonroyd Marina. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Lemonroyd Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking down from Lemonroyd Lock. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Looking back at Lemonroyd Lock. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


The Boat pub at Allerton Bywater. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.
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Approaching Castleford Junction, we will be turning left. River Aire, Aire and Calder Navigation.


Laid up tugs at Hargreaves. Castleford. Aire and Calder Navigation.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


The bodged up Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.


Vazon Railway Slide Bridge at Keadby. Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

The Tour Continues...


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