The weather looked promising yesterday, time to get the boots on for a walk, but where to go. I have several maps within an hours drive from here, I chose to head off over into Yorkshire not far from Selby. There are some villages around there. A short trip up the M181, M18, and the M62 motorways.
First off I paid a visit to Barmby on the Marsh, and the Barmby Barrage. It's a junction where two rivers meet, the River Ouse and the River Derwent. The Barrage regulates the flow of water between them. I passed this way once before. When I checked it was the last day of my first long distance walk, it was ten years ago. I remember it well. Blog post here. Time flies.
I have found this blog with more information. Christine writes about the waterways of the Humber.
It's a fascinating piece of engineering. I would love to see a boat going through the lock, but I suspect they are few and far between.
I saw a notice on the gate as I drove into the car park. It would have been a good place to park and go for a walk, but the gates close at 4.30pm, and I might be back later than that, I didn't want to risk getting locked in. I thought a village would be best for parking so I went off in search of a suitable spot.
I struggled to find anywhere. Wrestle would have been a good place, but no suitable parking. Oh well, I will drive to Howden and have a look round there. I picked up fuel and went to a car park in the town. I would have paid the £1.40, but I don't like the car being squashed in a slot with the chance that people might not be so careful as they shunt about. Don't want to get the bodywork scraped.
Plan B didn't work for me, so onto plan C.
I arrived at the Marina at Goole. I will have a look around here.
Training is available if anyone is thinking of buying a boat.
A good start for today's weather. I have things to do in the garden. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona