The river flits in and out of this section but even when we are on the canalised section it is very wide, such a contract to our time on the Huddersfield narrow.
However the locks are challenging....they are very short and when I have descended I have to wiggle about so Geoff can get one gate open and then I have to wiggle again to extricate Petroc from behind the other gate. In some of the locks it is all the more exciting if the back gates leak. Some of the paddles, especially those that necessitate the use of the spike, are very stiff.
|When I have to sit right back almost on the sill I cannot avoid the flood......in one my lower half had a good drenching!|
|Petroc all alone. We did have the occasional visiting boat but only stopping for a lunch break|
|Geoff took a walk up the road and discovered this. For the explanation see here|
Average speed:1.72 mph (4.17 lock/mph)