Thursday, January 14, 2016

An uneventful week.

Since arriving at Rodley last Friday we’ve moved four times, dealt with two swing bridges and only covered a mile! That’s what I mean by uneventful! So we’re still within shouting distance of Rodley, moored next to Calverley Swing Bridge.

The river Aire is still running enthusiastically, although the Environment Agency’s river level reporting web-page does indicate a steady drop in the height of the water.

Calverley pack horse bridge…

…and the considerably newer concrete bridge carrying the A6120.IMG_8299


We had a Tesco delivery arrive on time on the moorings where the same road crosses the canal, then moved a bit further on to a quieter spot for slicing and dicing of the logs we’d collected on the way down, over a fortnight ago. I don’t think cutting them on the pontoon in Granary Wharf would have gone down too well.
 Ironicly we’re just around the corner from the stacks left behind from the culvert repairs, so I’ll top up the roof as we pass tomorrow.

Moored near Calverley Swing Bridge.

Yes, tomorrow we’re moving on up to Apperley Bridge. Loo tanks are getting full and the water tank is going the opposite way, so the sanitary station at the top of Dobson’s Locks is beckoning. We were originally planning to move today, but the cold wind and frequent showers of snow and sleet put me off.
Better weather tomorrow, so they say.

The sunset agrees…

Hi KevinToo, Carol. Yes, it's good to be somewhere else. And trees and green fields are a welcome change from tower blocks and tarmac!

Locks 0, miles 1

1 comment:

Chas and Ann said...

So out in the country but empty n full rather than full n empty! We plan a short stay on board near the end of the month.