Sunday, 26 May 2013

Leeds to Apperley Bridge

We got away from Clarence Dock after a surprisingly quiet night for the middle if a big city just in time to be behind a pair of boats heading our way. The first two locks took nearly an hour to get through but after that we seemed to get along better.
Coming out if Leeds you soon reach the first of a number of staircase locks:Oddy 2-rise. This is b oater operated but the two subsequent 3-rises had keepers on duty - and not  volunteers either.
Hilary's parents, Jean and Geoff joined us at Calverley,  which looked more like Blackpool prom such were the crowds, and stayed with us until we tied up above Dobson's Locks, another two-rise, at Apperley Bridge, where we called it a day.

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