Saturday, 15 September 2012

Saturday 15th September 2012
Woke up this morning to the promised sunshine. We had intended to get going on our way to Stanley Ferry by mid morning but a call from Liz the other day asking us to look after Danny for short while this morning changed our plans.
Dan was duly delivered about 9.30 this morning and we had a great time paddling his balance bike around the area in front of The Armouries before retiring back to the boat to do some colouring. This is the first time we've been left alone with him on the boat. Can't wait 'till he's old enough to take out for a trip without too much supervision.
After he was picked up we cast adrift and headed down river, aiming to overnight at Castleford. The sun continued to shine, but the wind took a lot of the heat out of it.
Leeds, Knostrop Fall, Fishpond and Woodlesford locks were all in our favour making progress slightly faster than expected. At Lemonroyd Lock there was someone coming up so the wait wasn't long. We arrived at Castleford after about 4 1/2 hours travelling, leaving us a shortish day tomorrow when the weather isn't supposed to be too good.
Among the pics I've uploaded is one of "Concrete Bridge", it just fascinates me, they name the bridges over the river, and someone came up with such an imaginative name for this one.
The sunken narrow boat at Woodlesford wasn't there when we were here last Saturday, so it's happened very recently.

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