Thursday, 5 April 2012

Beautiful Airedale

Dinner is served

The mooring at Gargrave

Strange choice for a leisure boat

Thursday 5th April 2012
In lovely sunshine we set off from Skipton this morning. The countryside around here is just fabulous, and rivals anywhere else on the canal system.
The better weather also brought out more boats and we passed more of them today than any time since we started out. This makes life easy at locks because there is always someone coming the other way to set the lock for you.
Our goal today was Gargrave, which we achieved very easily and found a good mooring. Later I took a wander into the village, a pretty little place with the River Aire trickling through it. It usually flows, but due to the lack of rainfall I can only describe it as a trickle.
I couldn't resist a photo of the large boat moored up. It's not a conversion of an old boat, but new build based on a Leeds & Liverpool short boat. Very interesting. (Well to me anyway)

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