Monday, 12 May 2014


It was raining again Sunday morning but we set off any way. Fully kitted out in over trousers,large coat,hat (to stop the rain getting on my glasses)and wellies. At the first lock we caught up with a boat with a young couple who had only just got their boat. We had to go through separately because of the length of the boats. At the second lock they were trying to decide how to use the paddle ratchets. I showed them the mooring pin method and told them about the wooden handle you could buy. It was then they said they had one but didn't know what it was. Having done five locks we arrived in Brighouse,the young couple carried on. With all the rain the river section below the Brighouse locks was high and running fast,so this morning I phoned the Canal Trust to see if the flood lock lower down was open. I was told no it was closed until the river fell. Not sure how the young couple got on or whether they are moored near the flood lock. The Canal Trust said they would phone us when we can go. For now we are spending another day in Brighouse,maybe more. Who knows.

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