|view from our mooring|
|Man and his faithful friend|
|He may not like to go swimming but he does have the occasional paddle|
Approaching Shipley we passed some visitor moorings, room for one boat in a rather scurvy looking area
I then bought so much shopping that my wheelie trolley was overloaded and so heavy I had to call Geoff and ask him to come and meet me
We then moved on to Saltaire which I remembered from 7 years ago as being rather bleak. It must have been the weather as this time with beautiful sunshine it all looked much different. See the link for why the pace was built. There is a lovely big park and these huge mills. On one side of the canal they have been converted into private dwellings and the other house various businesses, retail outlets and an exhibition of David Hockney paintings.
|Whilst moored there a rather up market hotel boat passed us.|
We went through the next lock and found somewhere suitable not too far along before the next two locks. This was fortunate as it was extremely hot and I don't think I could have done any more locks....they are all broad and with no one to share are a real pain going up. Still not a bad mooring just after the aqueduct and opposite a field of cows so nice and rural.......
3.4 miles and 1 lock, 2.5 hours (not counting stops!)