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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted -  09/01/2008  :  12:36
This now supercedes the earlier topic and is specifically aimed at all who are involved, Plus I do not like making spelling mistakes. First of all the current weather forcast for Skipton is: Saturday; showers, high 5, low 2. Sunday; showers, high 7, low 3. Not brilliant, but not like last night when for the first time ever I saw snow being driven horizontaly and illuminated by violent lighting!. With the lack of traffic on the cut at this time we may not have to empty locks before entering. A few tech, bits next. Summit - the highest section of a canal, ours is the highest of all twixt Greenberfield and Barrowford. Top of flight, section above flight, bottom of flight, that section below. This of course becomes in turn the top if you are going down. The section between locks in a flight are called pounds.. Locks have a head; top, and a tail; bottom. Each lock has six "paddles" two of these are ground paddles and are situated at either side in the canal banking above the head gates. These allow water into the lock at low level and are always opened first, some are opened with a lever and the rest with a rack and pinion, operated with a windlass NOT TO BE DROPPED INTO THE CUT, Two more paddles are one in each of the head gates and should not be opened until the water has risen above them, windlass operated, the remaing two are in each of the tail gates. These two need not concern us on this trip When using a windlass, after raising the paddle, engage the "Pawl" on the gear before doing anything else. Never let the weight of the paddle take charge. Safety is paramount, know what you are doing first. Sadly a dropped windless was the cause of multiple deaths at Gargrave a few years ago. Swing bridges, there are quite few between Silsden and Gargrave, some are often open. To open these, first cross the bridge and using a "necklace key" remove the chain device which secures the bridge beam. push the beam to bring the bridge parallel to the cut reducing the effort before helps to prevent the bridge from bouncing back into the path  of the oncoming boat, hold the beam until the boat is clear, this caution also aplies to lock gate beams. Returning the bridge is the reversal of this operation. Someone on a bike can be very useful when attempting a "fast passage" but if there are other people about, take your bike over the bridge with you, its not funny when your iron is off down the towpath in the hands of a stranger. Someone on a bike can go ahead and ready the bridge or lock two is even better. I hope that this is of some help to whoever comes along and is unsure of events. But to all who come, Welcome and thank you. Keep safe and as warm and dry as is possible.


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 14:09
Where exactly is Greenberfield please?  We hope to come and 'have a look at you even if we cannot help.


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


3044 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 14:47
Here's the Google map - Greenberfield Locks are north of Barlick, can be accessed from Skipton Road or Gisburn Road:


 

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Edited: Well, wouldn'tcha know, now I can't do links. Damn this new, improved, updated website. I'm getting more and more frustrated with it.

I run all the latest versions of Mac software and hardware - most websites seem to be able to cope with that, but not this one. Grrrr.

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pluggy
Geek


1164 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 15:51
Google Map of Greenberfield Locks and Lane

:) 

 


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 11/01/2008 : 15:57



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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 15:58
The weather forecast looks good H.  Hope you have a good trip.


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panbiker
Senior Member


2301 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 17:12
On my way home from work tonight, there was a fabulous pink sunset as I made my way up from Burnley to Fence. I hope this is a portent of good weather for tomorrow. "Pink sky at night" and all that... If it's good enough for shepherds it will do for me.


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Ringo
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3793 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 17:15
I too saw the sunset it was a good one


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


3044 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 18:16
Will we be seeing you, though, Ringo? Give us a call if you need to.

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Ringo
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3793 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 19:23
I will be there, I am planning on parking at Bank Newton then walking down to Gargrave for about 12.30pm. When you have negotiated Bank Newton I will then drive to Greenberfield to await your arrival there.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 11/01/2008 : 22:12
Thanks Ringo, you will be very welcome indeed. A younger pair of hands means a great deal. See you Saturday. Eleven hours to go and its "adventure Time".


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/01/2008 : 07:36
Dry and frosty......  Looking good.


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panbiker
Senior Member


2301 Posts
Posted - 12/01/2008 : 07:48
Good morning jolly mariners, weather in Barlick is light rain at 7.30am. BBC weather says, dry by 9.00 with sun and cloud, low winds. Clods up at 18.00 with possibility of some rain. Looks like we may stay dry for this trip. I am the right side of my porridge and first brew and about ready for the off. I sent Ringo a PM last night to let him know the first stage plans up to Gargrave. I'll be off shortly to pick Thomo up. Let the show begin!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

Yay


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 12/01/2008 : 08:13
Hands to stations for leaving harbour, special sea dutymen close up, hoist G6. Off we jolly well go.


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Another
Traycle Mine Overseer


6250 Posts
Posted - 12/01/2008 : 09:47
Good luck all of you.Nolic


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Doreen
hippies understudy


429 Posts
Posted - 12/01/2008 : 11:00
This is all very exciting , hoist  up the main sail,
 from the crows nest a cry Land Ahoy!,
barlick  harbor lights in sight.

 How far have you got?


Dordygail

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