new junction canal

A glorious day on the New Junction canal in Yorkshire. Built in 1905 probably the last major canal built in the U.K.

A lovely quiet spot.

New Junction canal
Lovely morning on new junction canal

Well that makes you move out of the way

This is what I love about the South Yorks navigations, its not just the views, the aqueducts, the variety of bridges, its the commercial traffic.

Runing into, not literally, stuff luck this is brilliant. We all love seeing these boats plying our waterways.

Exol Pride, South Yorks Navigation
Exol Pride, South Yorks Navigation

EXOL PRIDE (IMO: 7803437, MMSI: 235065013) is an oil products tankerbuilt in 1979 and currently sailing under the flag of United Kingdom. EXOL PRIDE has 61m (200 feet) length overall and beam of 6m (19.5 feet). Her gross tonnage is 380 tons, deadweight of 620 tonnes.

In short a big lump of metal. We met her as we were about to go over the Bramwith Aqueduct, itself a strange thing as it is also a weir. The guillotine gates are to protect the navigation in case the Don comes up into flood.

Exol Pride South Yorks Navigation
Exol Pride South Yorks Navigation