We were up and ready for the off at 08.00 when we had arranged to meet the Lockie who was going to help us up the flight. But just before eight we were told that some Idiot had left the paddles on lock 33 at Gargrave fully open and had totally drained the pound above. There was only one thing to do and that was to let water down the Bank Newton flight which we were just going to do ‘ it should only hold us up for a short time .
At East Marton we passed under this strange looking bridge which is numbered 161. It’s just a small marvel of the Waterways where a realigned upgraded road was simply provided by a second arch above the existing one.
We have now crossed the border from Yorkshire and are now in Lancashire .We have enjoyed Yorkshire a lot and have been so impressed with the friendlyness and warmth of the people . A county we will have to come back to again one day
After a good 7 hour cruise we picked up a mooring in Foulridge next to the old lime Kilns . Another early start tomorrow as we want to push on towards Liverpool . It will be another first for us as Foulridge tunnel is controlled by traffic lights which is something we have never come across before.