Thursday, August 23, 2007

Made sure that we’ve plenty of supplies, then watered and emptied as required before getting off from Gargrave today. The weather is much improved, dry and bright. Up through the last 3 locks in Gargrave, and through the 6 at Bank Newton. No opportunity to share any of them, so quite hard work.

Scarland Lock
The Bank Newton flight is very pretty, with a lock-keepers cottage at the bottom of the flight. The date stone above the door reads “LLCC 1791” (Leeds and Liverpool Canal Co).

Lock Cottage, Bank Newton
Bank Newton locks
Another mile above the locks and we moored, looking out over fields and hills. We’ll stay here for a few days, we’re well out of the way; it’s 20 minutes each way to a road.

Mooring in the wilds
Locks 9, miles 2½.

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