What? No Fish And Chips?

 

Another New Day
Another New Day

We discovered, after travelling for an hour or so this morning that there were some good mooring places after bridge 163, where quite a few boats were already situated.  Had we not spent so long seeking deep water the previous evening we could have moored up here overlooking some lovely countryside.  It is however a bit exposed.  This was a very pretty section of the canal with some great views.

Wide Expansive Vistas
Wide Expansive Vistas

Having been asked by the lock keepers we waited for another boat and descended the locks at Bank Newton with a family from Cambridge who had their own boat at Daventry.  One of them turned out to be a friend of a friend of Judith’s.  They had decided to hire a boat from “Bear Boat” to avoid the trip up North on their own boat.

With Bear Boat's Boat
With Bear Boat’s Boat
Judith I've Got A Sinking Feeling. I Can't Jump That High.....
Judith I’ve Got A Sinking Feeling. I Can’t Jump That High…..

We decide to stop at Gargrave and have fish and chips for supper.  Although the chippie had a sign saying it was open from 4pm to 7pm it failed to answer the phone and turned out to be closed.  So we dined on some excellent pork chops with pepper sauce followed by gooseberry pie made with gooseberries bought on our trip around the village.