Some photos from previous years ~ mostly on the Ripon Canal, River Ure, River Ouse,
Aire and Calder Navigation and the Leeds Liverpool Canal.


The First Journey in 2005

Kingfisher (as she was then)
is taken down from Ripon RacecourseMarina, where she was for sale, to be surveyed at Naburn Marina. Once the purchase has been agreed she is fitted with a new engine at Naburn then taken down to Selby Boat Yard for repainting.

On the Ripon Canal

Exiting Linton Lock

On the River Ouse approaching Lendal Bridge in York.

The Return Journey

Preparing to be penned out onto the tidal River Ouse at Selby for the first time
as 'Kestrel' and in her new blue and cream livery.

Turning upstream, towards York, on the tidal River Ouse

Arriving safely at Naburn Lock.

About to exit from the lock to journey up to Yorkon the
non-tidal stretch of the River Ouse,then on up to
Ripon Marina, her new home

Cruising started later in 2007...

Ripon Canal

Early morning

Oxclose Lock - early morning

River Ure

Sheep walking along the flood defences

A kingfisher, unusually, remains on its perch
as we cruise by

River Ouse - Non-Tidal


The weir at Linton Lock

The Virgin Hot Air balloon flies over Linton Lock.
The water level in the river is low, and the safe channel
round the sandbank has to be followed with care

Approaching York Red
Boats below the Ouse Bridge


The River Ouse in flood

The Archbishop of York's Palace,

Railbridge at Naburn

River Ouse - Tidal

Approaching Naburn Lock from downstream


Selby Canal

Aire and Calder Navigation

Ferrybridge Flood Lock

A Heron on sentry duty on one of the
marker posts below Lomonroid Lock

Fluff at Lemonroid Marina

Woodlesford Lock

Leeds Liverpool Canal

Field Locks

One of the many swing
bridges on this canal

Top of Bingley Three Rise

Between Bingley Five Rise and
Bingley Three Rise Locks

Bellow Bingley Five Rise

Above Bingley Five Rise

Barry at Bingley Five Rise

Fluff above Bigley Five Rise

Skipton Castle. The Skipton branch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal
runs just below it to the left of the railings

Bridge 161, the double arch bridge at East Marton,
an especially elegant solution to an engineering problem.

Ilkley Moor

Up near the top of the Pennines