We take narrowboat Silver Fox down the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal, through the flight of six locks and we moor in Glasson Basin. During our journey we had a problem with our bow thruster, and after some investigation, Colin had to jump in the water to fix the problem! Find out all about the village of Glasson, the local facilities, and some spectacular aerial drone footage of the area, along with our narrow boat journey into the basin.
After forty miles of beautiful, lock-free cruising, we can't take narrowboat Silver Fox any further north on the Lancaster Canal. At Tewitfield the canal is literally spilt in half by a bridge over the M6 motorway. Beyond lies the 'Northern Reaches', with locks, bridges and miles of waterway, although un-navigable. In this episode, Colin takes a look at the Northern Reaches of the Lancaster Canal before heading back south.
We travel from Hest Bank by Morecambe Bay, through Bolton-Le-Sands, into Carnforth. After our plans for an overnight mooring were thwarted we carry on to Capenwray and stop off at the very creepy Capenwray Arm before we arrive at the end of the navigable Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield. Is it the most haunted or are we just soft lads?
Leaving Aldcliffe, we continue on the Lancaster Canal, through the city until we cross the spectacular Lune Aqueduct, engineered by John Rennie, and make our way to Hest Bank. We find a lovely morning spot with views of Morecambe Bay and the Furness Mountains. During the recording of this vlog, Colin had a meltdown. His autism creates chronic anxiety, stress and depression that gradually builds up and causes these breakdowns. After a lot of thought and discussion, we decided
After the quite frankly terrifying Ribble Link, we, and narrowboat Silver Fox are safely on the Lancaster Canal. After a short break to visit the Crick Boat Show, we are back at our mooring near Garstang, ready to explore the delights of the Lancaster!