Friday, August 17, 2007

A short day after yesterday, we didn’t get off till nearly 11. There’s no rush now anyway, we need to be around Gargrave next Wednesday, so we’ve plenty of time.

Had a look around Riddlesden before we left. Not a bad spot, unfortunately with the main road running through. But useful for top up shopping with a Co-op, Post Office and a chippie.

Out of the village and we were into countryside, but with the edge of Keighley visible down in the valley. More swing bridges took us to Silsden, one of the main hire bases in this neck of the woods.

It must be change-over day today. We’ve seen several of their boats heading for either Leeds or Skipton.

Cowling Swing Bridge
Near Silsden
We pulled over for the night near Grange swing bridge, about halfway between Silsden and Kildwick.

It’s been a poor day weatherwise again. The odd shower, but predominately the cool breeze from the NW.

Locks none, miles 5, bridges 6.

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