What a weekend we had everything Drama, Comedy, Good weather, Atrocious Weather, Lots of fish , no fish, and everything else in between. Mat, Lorraine and Thomas arrived Friday night, the trouble is in Skipton there is no overnight parking lots of car parks but they are all pay and display anyway having unloaded the car as close to the boat as possible we found a nice quiet side street to abandon it. Saturday dawned with Mat doing a bit of early morning fishing 06.30 type early, however we were soon awoken by those wondrous words "grandal, Nunu. Thomas's early morning call. we just ambled about until the Walkdens arrived about 10.30, we had already decided that as it was market we would hit the town and set off on mass. the afternoon was taken up with painting, going to the park, fishing and generally just lolling about. tea time meant Busy Lizzie's Fish and chips the best in Yorkshire. by 9.30 we were on our own again but not for long as Sunday 10.30 Keith and Carol arrived, prior to them arriving we went to mass we were soaked getting there and soaked getting back . I had already decided to take Keith and Carol for a sail, so as soon as they arrived we pushed off then the heavens opened and we were soaked again, but as usual we just sat back and enjoyed the serenity and scenery through the rain clouds.
I forgot to mention that Skipton is full of drunks and idiots Friday night 11.30pm we had a youth about 12 run along 10 moored boats and hit everyone with a baseball bat Mat gave chase but I pleased he couldn't catch the little B------. He would have been up for murder. Sat night we had a gang of drunken girls pull our mooring spikes out and put us adrift, however I was very quick and we were soon back moored up I just found it pathetic and was more concerned than annoyed. We have moored in Wigan, Ashton, Manchester and Leigh without any trouble even the wino's were happy. you just would not credit that in Skipton you would experience trouble like that. Maybe in Yorkshire there is so little to do that they have to make there own entertainment
So as you can see we have had a great weekend with lots going on. we are off tomorrow heading towards Leeds 29 miles 29 locks 12 swing bridges "grueling"