On the way at last, leaving Leeds March 2012Friday 30th March 2012
4.30 Friday afternoon and we're moored up at Rodley for the night. This morning we teamed up with Ian in his boat Sara Louise to climb the first set of locks out of Leeds. This section is recommended to be completed in one go as stopping overnight in some of the places is not considered safe due to local hooligans. The trip was uneventful, but the weather is definitely on the change and I had to keep my coat on for most of the journey.
I had forgotten just how hard some of these locks were to operate, Some of the paddle gear is almost impossible to wind, and several of them are broken. It does feel good to be on the move again though.