65. Narrowboat journey from Leeds to Castleford. St Aidan’s Flooded Mine and HUGE Canal Locks.

Oh wobbly jetty, wobbly jetty. We’ve got stay very very still [laughing] It’s still going in isn’t it. It’s you you got the shakes haven’t you
from all that wine. Oooooh We’re in Leeds if you haven’t already guessed, it’s very
noisy. There’s like lots of work going on there, big new buildings sprouting up out
the ground and we are in Granary Wharf. We’ve got a huge great apartment
building on one side of us. Massive! It’s like a big tube, like a big toilet roll
tube with windows in it [laughs]….. and it’s not made of cardboard. I hope there’s nobody living in there watching. And then on that side is the Hilton Doubletree. It’s actually
a hotel it’s not trees it’s not like two trees it’s a hotel. So we’re between
locks 2 and 1 on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, it’s the beginning or
the end of the Leeds and Liverpool canal whichever way you want to look at it.
And it’s kind of sad cos we’ve now finished the Leeds in Liverpool,
it is a bit sad because it’s a lovely canal. We’ve got some lovely footage.
New canals to explore. But yeah, new canals, so tomorrow or the day after, we’re going to
drop down onto the Aire and Calder Navigation. It’s gonna be a bit special
because the Aire and Calder is like our home canal isn’t it? Yeah it is. where
we used to live. We used to work in Leeds. I used to work in the railway station
which is just above us there we met in Leeds, we grew up in Leeds and so it’s
kind of like our home city. But the Aire and Calder navigation will take us
down towards Castleford which is where we lived for years, many years, 20 odd
years. But it’s nice to kinda come back into civilization even if it’s just for
a couple of days, tomorrow we’re gonna head out down through the river lock,
lock number 1 onto the Aire and Calder and it’s mostly river, we go down the
River Aire towards where it meets the River Calder at Castleford
and we’re gonna more up there for a couple of days. Get some family on board. [laughs] [Music playing] [Music playing] [Music playing] It’s a beautiful morning. We’ve just
set off from the river lock, lock number 1 off the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
We’re now on the River Aire of the Aire and Calder Navigation main line ahead of
us. Just about to go under the Leeds Bridge, we’re heading for the next lock
and we’re just going to stop off and use the services. [Music playing] [Boat horn sounding] [Music playing] [Music playing] [Music playing] Bye-bye Leeds…. By Leeds! It’s actually been really nice to get
back into civilisation for a few days. But it’s good to get back out. It is nice to leave.
Although I don’t know about you but it feels a bit weird leaving Leeds, cos it’s
like we’re leaving home again, do you not feel that? No. I do.
I get homesick really easily. So when I’m leaving places that I’m
familiar with, it kinda makes it feel a bit sad. Ooooh look at that, it’s like World
War 2. God look at all those sandbags. But saying that, we’ve left Leeds and
we’re on our way down to Castleford, which is where we used to live, we lived
there for many years I’m actually not sure if I’m looking
to going back to Castleford. It was recently voted the worst place in
Britain to live. It’s very tired. It could do in a bit of a….. Boost! Yeah. [Music playing] One of the things I love about the locks
on the Aire and Calder Navigation is, A: the size, some of them are like 200
feet long and they were built that way on purpose
to get all that commercial traffic through and they all still have these
well kind of new type of lock keepers cottages, I suppose you could call them
like control rooms and the lock keepers now move from lock to lock to help the
commercial traffic up and down the Aire and Calder Navigation towards Leeds and
Goole…. and all the lock mechanisms are now electrified, so all you need is a
British waterways key you don’t need to open and close the lock gates and wind
the gate paddles up and down, none of that anymore. Just touch a button.
Which I’m going to show you in a second [Music playing] The Aire and Calder really follows route
of the River Aire between Leeds and then down towards Goole, but there’s a lot of
weir’s on the river, especially between Leeds and Castleford and just after
Castleford. So they built Locks to get around these weir’s,
but sometimes the river can flood because it’s a river it flooded the
other day while we were in Skipton with all this heavy rains, so if you just
look behind me you can see at the side of the lock gate it’s like a colored
board that comes with power at the water it starts off red then you’ve got orange
amber and then you’ve got green. So as long as the river is on the green part
you’re all right to go if it goes onto the orange you’ve got proceed with
caution because the current might be flowing fast because the rivers rising
or coming out of flood, if it’s on red don’t to it, because the river is in
flood and the currents are gonna be so strong it can be quite dangerous and it
once happened to us on our last boat we were actually on this river in some
heavy rains it been raining for a few days and the river level was rising as
we were on it. By the time we got to Altofts where we would go in the lock
lights were flashing red and it was red on the board behind us, so we were lucky
to get off in time. [Music playing] Tucked away on the outskirts of the
southern end of Leeds on the Aire and Calder Navigation is this…
It’s Thwaite Mill. and there’s been a mill on this little
island next to the River Aire for like 380 years. Not in this form though, this was
redeveloped about 200 years ago and they put two water mills in that run from the
weir and have milled all sorts over the years, seeds and Flint and China and even
made Putty up to like 40 50 years ago and the two water mills are still going.
So the mills, the warehouse, the managers house, the stables are all like
self-contained on this island and there were self-sufficient. It was only a few
years ago that they actually got electricity into this place. [Music playing] We just realised that today is three
months since we moved on to Silver Fox Oh Wow yeah. Even you didn’t know that did you? No. Three months Well we’ve out done how along we lasted
on the first boat by about… three months. [laughs] even Dillon’s laughing. Yeah.
If you can hear panting it’s Dillon it’s not Shaun.
So yeah three months. In three months we’ve gone from Rufford to Liverpool to
Rufford, up the Lancaster, back down the Lancaster All the way across the Leeds
in Liverpool. Now we’re on the River Aire. and yeah we’re back where we started
three months ago, well not on the boat, but we moved from this area.
Any regrets yet? Absolutely none! What would you have changed if you could
change anything? Errrr nothing. Really? Yeah. I’ve loved it all so far. It’s supposed
to be less stressful and it isn’t less stressful, it’s different stresses….
different stresses yeah. The way of life is better for me and I think
we’re more relaxed overall, which is what we wanted but I was never under any
illusion that it was gonna be stress free. we never got any time together before
did we? No, that’s one thing that’s changed, coz I was working
like six, seven, eight hours a day and he was working… Crazy shifts! Yeah.
I mean with traveling time like ten, twelve hours sometimes five days a week. Yep… Yep.
So we are getting on each other’s nerves a bit now. No! He’s getting on mine [laughs]
I get on everybody’s nerves [laughs]…… except Dillon’s. Except Dillon’s, he’s laid on
his back ones in his chest rubbed. Right are we off? Let’s go.
Come on then, back on the boat. [Music playing] After leaving Woodlesford, we soon
arrived at Lemonroyd marina near Methley. Now Methley is where my grandparents
lived it’s where my mum was raised and it’s where I was born, so it’s a bit of a
special place for me. It’s also where we were offered our very first mooring when
we had our original boat 15 years ago. Now you’ll know that Yorkshire is well
known for coal mining and St Aiden’s pit was right next to the River Aire
here and back in 1988 the subsidence from St Aiden’s along with some
geological faults that ran underneath the canal on the river both gave way and
it caused the bank of the River Aire to collapse and it flooded the entire
opencast mine, three million seven hundred thousand gallons of water poured
from the river into this opencast mine. So the River Aire flows down here from
Lemonroyd and the River Calder a few miles away comes in from Wakefield,
it joins the River Aire at Castleford and then it flows on towards Goole and the
Humber. Now when the bank failed not only did the downstream River Aire flow into
the site, but the River Calder the miles away flowed upstream into the River Aire
from Castleford. Now it cost over 20 million pound and about seven years to repair all the
damage and they actually rebuilt and re-routed the river and the canal away
from the breach, it took years to re-route and rebuild the river and before the
bank collapsed there used to be two locks on the canal here but when they
re-routed it they replaced Kippax Lock and Lemonroyd Lock with just one
single Deeper lock, which is this one Lemonroyd, it’s where we are now.
30 years later it’s actually quite nice the flooded mine is now a Country Park it
opened about five years ago and it’s looked after by the RSPB. [Music playing] We are back on the riverrrrr!
So that was Lemonroyd Lock, deep one… thirteen foot six, it’s like two and a bit of me.
God, can you imagine two of me? No! The bit might be alright, depends which
bit you want though doesn’t it. One’s enough. So Yeah that was Lemonroyd Lock.
The reason for it as you saw on the t’other side is the weir that comes down the
river and we’re now back on the River Aire and no more locks or Weir’s
hopefully, we’re going to go through Methley, through Allerton Bywater and then
into Castleford. YAYY! I’m looking forward to a takeaway when we get to Castleford. Another one… we’ve been living on takeaways this last three days. We had McDonald’s
Sausage and Egg Muffins for two days in a row. What about him that tried to get
on the boat. Oh yeah, a bloke tried getting on the boat
last night. Just because his girlfriend said “Ooooh we need to go and have a look at that boat”
No… the girl, they were walking by the side of the boat and the
girl went “Oh look it’s Silver Fox”, like that as well. “Oh look, Silver Fox, you’re a
silver fox, you need to have that boat” So the guy literally walked around and tried
to get on the boat. I have words! Shaun’s like… Oi… Beeeep [laughs] [Laughs] I’m sat the boat trembling. And we had
a guest on board as well. Yeah we had a guest. Kingfisher! YAYYY!
Our actual first Kingfisher. and you never saw it and it
wasn’t a packet of Dairy Milk. It was flying. That was a proper Kingfisher wasn’t it?
Yeah. [Music playing] We nearly got wet. Very!
It started absolutely belting it down, literally like 20 minutes before we got here,
but here we are. In Castleford. Back in Castleford, Classy Cas…. as it used to be known
It did didn’t it? It use to be know as Classy Cas. Nothing classy about it. It’s alright
it’s my kind of hometown in a way. It’s okay. As you come in towards Castleford
down the River Aire, you come to a junction at Castleford and you can
either turn left and you gotta be careful because it’s quite a hidden turn isn’t
it? onto Castleford Cut or you can turn right up the River Calder, that takes you
towards the Calder and Hebble and then the Huddersfield Narrow and the
Rochdale up that way. Or you can go straight on and go over the weir [Laughs]
Which Shaun nearly did. I didn’t see the turn. There’s already one barge stuck over there. It’s because it was raining so hard. So where we are now we’re at Castleford Cut visitor moorings,
but to say it’s not got a good reputation, the visitor moorings and the
services. Are really nice. They’re always really busy. It’s really tough to get in
the services and get some water. On our right side, so behind you there used to
be this massive chemical plant, my dad worked there and my granddad worked
there as well and it was it was closed down years ago after a big accident,
there’s an explosion. On the other side is Fairburn Ings
so we were talking about St Aidan’s flooding, well all the subsidence created
the Fairburn Ings over there so it’s like a… it’s another RSPB
Nature Reserve and that’s really nice for walking the dog or… well not when it’s
flooding. No, but it is beautiful over there. When it floods, it really floods. So we’re
going to spend a couple of days here. Dillan’s got to have a couple of teeth
out in a few days. So that’s going to impress him. That’s why we stay in here for a while. He’ll be alright. He’s mooching around, it’s all good,
he’s got no idea what’s on it’s way. So, I hope you’ve liked this vlog,
a bit different to the ones we’ve done over the last few weeks isn’t it?
If you have liked it, as usual please give it a thumbs up. Subscribe if you’re not
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we have a new video out…. every Friday. It goes ding! DING! [laughs] Well I presume it does.
If you got any questions or comments or feedback leave them down below. It’s been nice to see ya,
hope you’ve enjoyed being with us and we’ll see you next time, take care, bye.
See you later. [Music playing] Are we even in shot now?
Yeah I think we’re in shot. Shower clouds coming. I can feel a draft up my gusset. Up your gusset? Ahhhhhh! and I never knew I’d be gaying it up and down the river one day.
Gaying it up? Yeah. There you go that was professional wasn’t it? [Laughing]. No! Errrrr…. Yeah First kiss on YouTube, oh my god that’ll
be it now. Some people think we’re of that persuasion because they’ve never seen
our wives. [laughing] I’m married I’m married, we’re both married I don’t know why people
think we’re gay [laughing] come on, I mean Shaun yeah, you can see it from space but…. [laughs] I fancy some fruit pastilles.
Where did that come from? I don’t know. I do now. We were getting stared at by a
couple back at Lemonroyd Lock it just looks like river.
Let’s go back to the Ribble Link. What do you think chuckles? Chuckles???
Chuckles. Chuckle Bunny. I was gonna say vagazzle, but that’s not what I meant.
[Laughs] vajazzle? What is vagazzle? [Laughs] Oh yeah… yeah.
A glittery Noonoo. [Laughs] I need a coffee [laughs] [Laughing] [Music playing]

100 thoughts on “65. Narrowboat journey from Leeds to Castleford. St Aidan’s Flooded Mine and HUGE Canal Locks.

  1. I feel really guilty……I actually thought you were both mancs , sorry 🙂
    My home town, I know what you mean about leaving 🙁

  2. superb guys ,,,,, just loved it all I cant give enough praise stay safe ,,,,,, look after my boat

  3. Is Dillon not supposed to scare away unwanted guests, or does he just whimper under the bed?

    I originally started following your channel during the boat build, and wondered if I would lose interest after you launched it. I am happy to report I enjoy your great travel videos. The cinematography is wonderful, and I especially like the historical background you tell about the places you visit.

  4. Another excellent vlog guys – really interesting about the chemical works etc.
    Can I ask what Canal Guide you use? I would love to do this sometime myself.

  5. Happy 3 months anniversary !! 👍
    Great vid as always, u both seem so happy , ur a great couple !!

  6. I genuinely enjoy every vlog. You're so entertaining and welcoming.
    Hard to believe it's been 3 months on Silver Fox ! I've been following along through the build and all – its been a heck of a ride-along so far !
    Cheers !

  7. Glad to hear you're back in classy Cas. I was born close to Alison's flour mill and know the river and canal very well. Sunday afternoon I'll have a run down and see if you're still around.

  8. Used to work with a Cas Lass! Odd ball she was. Had a huge crush on Ronan Keating. Claimed she was single, then one day didn't come in to work. Never came back. Turned out she'd got married to her fiancé and gone back to work with our competition.

  9. The aerial views with the labels and the arrows are helpful, especially for those of us who are not familiar with the geography.

  10. Great video as usual you two. Always watch latest foxes escapades on Friday evening. We envy your life very much!

  11. Another great vlog.thanks.Yesterday we parked at St Aidan’s and walked all the way round to Lemonroyd Lock. It was a long walk but great. Thanks for inspiring us to do it. Xx

  12. What was the comment about pastels? Are either of you artists? (I am, or at least I try!)

  13. As usual a lovely informative flog. A reet nice rainy welcome ☔️ to your home turf. Thanks guys. 👍👍😎.

  14. Good morning, gentlemen. 101 degrees here in my part of California so I’m watching this again to cool off. Your posts are like mini history lessons; I so enjoy them. I’m off to the largest Scottish Games in North America!! Happy travels.

  15. Marvelous video as always, great footage, well edited, very much enjoyed your outages, personal and so much fun. Please keep going gents. Warmest regards from Chris and Denise in Abu Dhabi

  16. Interesting flood story. Question. Why are all those white fiberglass cruisers we see in your videos always so dirty and shabby looking? They seem to make a point of being an ugly crusty loo box floating on the canals. Is there some rule which says they are not allowed to be clean and look nice and shipshape? I have seen photos and videos of a number of British river cruisers and day launches which are quite fetching and some downright beautiful. But very few of them are on the canals apparently.

  17. Brilliant vlog as always. A glittery nunu 🤣🤣🤣 and I am frankly shocked. Shocked I'll tell ya! I never knew you were gay! 🤣

    I do have a question about electric locks. If there's a power failure, is there any kind of backup. Can they be manually operated?

  18. Going on a narrowboat holiday is something that's been on my bucket list for a long time. We have nothing like that here in the U.S. I'm afraid if I tried it I might like it and not want to stop.

  19. Well done, gents, great video, so glad I subscribed. Love the name of your boat, couple of silver foxes, aboard the Silver Fox!

  20. Thank's for the ride, the history, the scenery, and the laughs. Good to see Dillon in good form blissfully ignorant of what is to come. He'll be fine and back to normal in no time. Take care, enjoy the family visits and see you next week.

  21. I enjoyed this episode even more than the last, which seems to happen every time. Thanks so much for the work you do to bring us along on this adventure!

  22. My parents-in-law had a small boat on the L&L back in the 70s, and around 1973 me and some mates hired a narrowboat in Dewsbury. We got as far as Foulridge, and turned back. We managed a pint in most of the pubs on the way.
    In recent years I've cycled the towpath from Leeds to Bingley, my favourite stretch, because of the industrial heritage. Leeds to Cas, stopping at the Boat at Allerton Bywater. The Rochdale, from Brighouse. St Martins to Horseshoe Falls on the Llangollen, brought back memories of family holidays in the 60s.
    I love the industrial architecture, and the ingenuity of the canal builders. The tranquility of the corridor, away from the fast pace of normal life.
    I enjoy the vlogs, though I've only just found them.

  23. You 2 are such a joy! When we eventually arrive in Yorkshire all the info I have stored away from your Vlogs will be so useful, it was like a mini history lesson. By the way you are such a lovely couple and many congratulations on the 3 months on Silver Fox

  24. Great vlog again, thanks Colin and Shaun. Brings back memories of our trip lol! Lock 1 by Granary Warf in Leeds, is where the driveshaft came loose and sheared a bolt, on our boat. Then the Castleford cut flood lock gates were in use because of the rising water levels. 😨At least it was fine weather for you until that last shower.😁👍

  25. Since I started wathcing you guys I have been occasionally taking a look at other canal vlogs e.g. the Ribble Link. You will be pleased to know that, in my considered opions, compared to yours they are mostly PANTS. Happy days.

  26. great entertainment! or is it infotainment? very nice channel with 2 very pleasant persons.

  27. Another chilled out video, informative and the superdry t shirt is back 😍 good work guys

  28. You cheer me up no end, after a lovely long weekend and the thought of work on Tuesday!

  29. You said about your life changing over the last 3 months and having more time together with different stresses. How about Dylan? Had he changed with this different life style?

  30. Don't know how I ended up watching narrow boat videos, but you guys are great; and love the out takes 🙂

  31. Hi guys loved this video once again, out takes always have me laughing, 🤣 is there anything on the boat you would want to change now you have lived with it for the past few months?

  32. Good to see Woodlesford Lock [if only briefly!]- spent my childhood playing around there [before all the houses were built]. I really do remember when it was all fields!!

  33. So how and why are these canals funded? I have assumptions, but would like to hear from an actual Brit.

  34. Really enjoyed the footage Colin and Shaun you keep it interesting with history and sence of humour , hope Dillon is okay , have fun x

  35. What a fascinating story about the mine filling in and the other river actually running up the path of the other one. Wow, that is certainly different. What a mess it must have been for navigating back in those times. Of course, the navigation was probably closed, can you imagine the flow with all that water heading down the gurgler?
    Absolutely loved those shots of you guys back in your very early days. Aren't you just a couple of sweethearts. Sigh. And you working on the railways too, I did 21 years on our South Australian Railways and Australian National Railways, '72 through to '93. A long time ago and a whole different world then.
    Hope the Third mate went through his Op OK. He so enjoys his time on the Cut.
    Has it only been 3 months since you started this journey with the lovely Silver Fox? Wow. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? 😉

  36. Brilliant as ever you guys. I’ve missed you for a couple of weeks but I’m all caught up now. These vlogs are seriously good entertainment and so informative too. See you next week

  37. You lucky chaps to be allowed into the workshop to watch the goings on, thanks for sharing the experience guys it was fascinating.

  38. Hi guy's, Just come across your channel and must say loving the few videos we've seen. Totally hooked and will be watching your journey from the beginning. Keep up the great work 😍

  39. Another perfect VLOG. You just keep getting better. Loving the historical information and images your adding. Showed this VLOG to family visiting me and they loved it too. It seems like it was be so easy to get lost in the maze of canals, but you both seem to know the area very well.

  40. For those outside the UK, the RPSB (at about 15:55) which looks after the country-park developed after the mine disaster is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Lucky birds!!!

  41. HAHAHA your out takes KILL me, hahaha married couple, hahaha one post away from being caught UP, yeahhhh hooooo

  42. Finally found how to make comments.
    We really enjoy these vlogs and are now going back to catch up on the build.
    Memories of being stuck at Lemonroyd for days while the river ran high.
    Ta again.

  43. At least you can get decent fish and chips in Cas Vegas. Was there last Christmas while visiting my family in Great Preston. It’s not a bad place. Just a few slappers mostly outside the pubs.
    Great and informative vlogs. Do your viewers know to let the ads at the beginning run through to help you out with YouTube micropayments?

  44. What you mean you don't have wife's Get Out Of Town! I never new? Lol I love the vlogs so much! Take care guy's

  45. random question: have you guys ever thought about switching your boat to electric rather than diesel? i think out all of the style of boats around the world, a canal boat would be a great choice to convert. lots of room for solar panels too!

  46. That was really interesting. I stayed in The Doubletree at Granary Wharf a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed Leeds. I’ve got behind with my viewing so I’m hoping to get back up to date very soon! Poor Dillon, I’m sure he’s fine after his trip to the vet, no doubt I’ll find out tomorrow when I watch the next video! Thanks as always for sharing your adventure.

  47. New to your vlog and enjoying getting all caught up! My husband and I retired from a large city in middle USA to a 66 acre ranch further south which is quite an adventure of its own, but I love traveling through your eyes on the Narrowboat! I'm the maintenance man for tractors, buildings and equipment as well so I enjoy your take on the technical aspects of boating mechanics. Cheers!

  48. Hello folks, congratulations on your fabulous channel ! May it continue to grow . I randomly happened upon your channel following a somewhat vague intrigue in canal boat life , I'm now super fascinated thanks to you guys! subscribed ! All the best !

  49. I'm sorry gents. You can't hide how you feel about each other no matter what you do. But even better you're funny and I thank you both and Dillon for sharing your adventures. Keep laughing but I think we can count on that.

  50. Love you 2 guys…maybe see you one day on the cut…might even share a lock with you…we will make ourselves known. Love your vlogs, professional, funny, informative, informal and just You….working through your vlogs and loving them. We're from West Yorkshire but don't moor here! Take care you two.x

  51. This is the best view of Leeds I've seen. I have always thought of Leeds as ugly apart from Headingley of course. For perspective I was born in Wakefield, schooled in Morley and brought up in East Ardsley/Thorpe essentially where the M1 meets the M62. I now live in Arizona. The places you have and will visit are very important to me in a weird visceral sense, possibly similar to your feelings about Cass. I will always be a Trinity Rugby League supporter so we might differ on those grounds but I am entranced by your journey on the Silver Fox. It strikes me that England is still essentially rural for the most part except maybe Greater London. This is really well illustrated by the canal perspective, something we, who have lived close by, never really appreciated. It's fascinating the effect of all the pits, subsidence leading to lakes and slag heaps leading to new parks and forests. Your trip is a view of essential geography, history and social science much of which has never been really available to the general public. Keep it up lads. AP

  52. Ahh Leeds, i was born n bred there. Now live in Scotland and try to get back when i can.

  53. I have walked that canal from Castleford to Leeds and cruised on my own boat along where you about to go through Wakefield to Mirfield.

  54. You 2 crack me up, especially on your out-takes – va-jazzle, what is that, lol

  55. I've just read that St Aidan's was a working mine site at the time of the flooding. How fortunate that the forces of the universe chose to spare life and limb. Thanks for another great cruise. The saucy out takes, absolutely classic.

  56. U can still find the old part of the canal i always wondered about it but never knew about all damage etc so thank you for that guys 😁

  57. The Welsh have a word for homesickness – hiraeth. It's like belonging. Whenever I go back to Wales like I'm going home. Then when driving back to sunny Burnley (🤣🤣) I'm also going home

  58. I have a couple of questions:
    Is there a GPS navigation system for the canals? Similar to the one a vehicle has.
    Do you have a lot of bugs in the UK, and if so how do you stop them from getting onto your boat when you are moored up.

  59. Hello! We look from the beginning, are now at vlog number 65 and think it is the best so far, also the outtakes;-)
    I would be interested in the brand of your blue t-shirt, Colin !?
    Dearest greetings from Germany, Volker

  60. I used to live near the locks in Pollington and walked the dog down the cut most days.
    I was also involved at St Aidens, I did the test pits before the contract was awarded to as then A F Budge ( who went bust and became part of Alfred McAlpines) and was drafted in to sort out the testing for the materials used in the new lining among a lot of other things including the seed mix for the tow paths. I reckon I was there 3 or 4 years while also belting up and down the M62 testing on 2 other big site jobs. I missed the opening cruise celebration as I was on the M62 and only got about 20 mins on a row boat.
    I would love another chance on the cut if the wife was more mobile.

  61. I found your vlogs a couple weeks before Christmas. After watching a few, I went back to the beginning and have been "binge" watching ever chance I get till I catch up. I have enjoyed your vlogs immensely. You are chrismatic, funny and very informative. I love history and I find narrowboats and the history fasinating. I watched with awe as "Silver Fox" was being born. I belly laughed so hard on the questions and the "Curly Hayre" puns you were doing. You both do a great job keeping the watcher's attention and anticipating the next episode. Dillion is so cute and you did a great job grooming him. Give him a hug for me. If ever I get to come to England, being on a narrowboat for a few days is certainly on my bucket list. Keep the vlogs coming and God Bless you both and Dillion. Well done!

  62. Three months? No, no that’s quite wrong. Here in “YouTube-catch-up-bingeland” it’s only been about 10 days!! See you soon in the future!

  63. Hi guys that was fascinating story of the river flooding the quarry you look at all the devastation when they were repairing it and then you look at it now with all the trees lining it you would never know anything that happened fantastic well done good story

  64. Great vlog lads I'll be heading in the opposite direction as soon as the leeds Liverpool opens and really nice to see what the river aire has to offer in good conditions after a hair raising trip on the calder late last year ( a lot of screaming and crying,even the wife was worried) . Would you tell me whereabouts you were moored at the start of this video . Thanks chaps stay safe cheers.

  65. nice place leeds, been doing some exploring on my own. but, is leeds canal the place where, you drain the canal, lift a hatch an find another river?

  66. Just wanted to tell you that your vlogs are awesome and help me so much to relax and enjoy life and the time I spend watch your adventures.

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