The view from the bottom lock at Greenberfield, the canal now twists and turns back on itself for about 4 miles. (We are travelling East but at the moment the boat is definitely facing West!).
We were into Foulridge Tunnel for 6.30am and safely across the border and into Yorkshire by 9am.
A lovely sunny and warm day and we spent most of it moored up and sat outside with views across the valley to distant hills, pheasants, plovers and some sort of snipe calling to each other and lambs bleating. I even sold 3 cards!
The only downer - the flush on the toilet decided not to work!!!! David swore at it a lot and hit it a lot more and fiddled about and has got it to work - but it is hanging by its wires. He emailed Pennine Cruisers at Skipton about getting a new control panel. They emailed back almost immediately to say that they had a used one but could order us a new one. They are expecting us in a few days. Excellent service (though they have always been helpful to us before).
As we are sharing the towpath with the Pennine Way, I thought a card for a walker might be appropriate.
It was made for someone I once worked with who was a keen mountain walker. I made a collage of maps and photographs, some boots and a compass; then printed out the clip-art walker onto card and cut him out, fixing him to the card with sticky fixers.