Retrospective post for Friday 8th August
I woke up feeling somewhat better, but still couldn't eat very much. I did, however, manage to drink some coffee, which did diminish my caffeine headache.
|Double Arch Bridge (The clue is in the name).|
|Simple, but effective paddle gear, (if the handle's not snapped off!).|
|Gargrave locks, with truly magnificent distant views.|
|A sight we have not seen in many years, (except at preservation sites!).|
|Just perfect, really.|
I was very keen to spend at least a little time looking around Skipton, but Alan and I got very wet just walking around the town. Then I found Purl and Jane, the knitting and crochet shop.....
|Alan operates one of the least sophisticated types of swing bridge.|
A very wet Alan stuck his head around the door and said that he was going back to the boat before he drowned, but we agreed that I would be quick, and that we would meet for coffee in a few minutes.
I could happily have bought half the shop, but we have little room on the boat, and too much of it is already stuffed with my wool, so I could only get myself a few skeins. Another reason to come back another year.
|"I think you may have forgotten me"......|
Greenberfield Bottom Lock to Skipton
Miles: 11.9 (Chalice), 0 (Sickle), Locks 12
Total Miles: 498.5, Locks: 258