The Humber splits at Trent Falls - just five miles above Brough where I was keeping Katie L. The northern arm is the Ouse - which thrusts many miles inland. The tide takes you to Naburn Lock and then up the placid non tidal stretches through York and beyond.
The Ouse is a viking river - York was the Viking captital and it was a formidable trading centre. Uncounted tonnes of freight and plunder would have passed up and down this river. The viking were riding the same tides at Katie L - looking for the back eddies and attempting to avoid the banks, the trees and and the semi-submerged snags.
I took two trips up the Ouse - one in the depths of winter and the other in the summer. It is a most splendid river.
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