So today we had to say our farewells to James and Doug, us heading for Leeds and them to Skipton. When we will see then again is anyone's guess but I'm pretty sure we will bump into each other at some stage in the future.
More staircase locks and swing bridges today and at Owl swing bridge (216) a bit of a situation occurred. It was that wind again keeping me to the side and Ian, who had already opened the bridge, had to close it again to come and give me a hand. Not securing the bridge he assumed it would stay closed with the idea that as soon as he had pushed the FS's bow out he could race back to open it. But that wind decided to push the bridge open all by itself. Oh 'eck...Ian was now on the wrong side with no way of getting across. So I took FS slowly up to the bridge 'ole expecting Ian to jump on and then step off onto the bridge. But...that blasted bridge started to close on FS!!!! Ian managed to grab the boat pole and push it open again before the paintwork was damaged beyond repair!!! I went through and then a brain wave. See that chain, well.... pull that and guess what..... the bridge closed. !
|Office lock with water point on the right.|
|River section and into Clarence dock|
This is home now for a few days. Really looking forward to going round Leeds and going to make the most of the two days here.
And on route
|Blanket weed prolific along this part of the L&L|
|Some great graffiti artwork|
And today's wildlife,
|A white cygnet. Very unusual.|
|At least the tadpoles and froglets like the blanket weed.|