Bingley 5 Rise Locks
After a pleasant evening in Shipley, we did some early morning shopping, then set off.
The firt place of interest was Saltaire see below
We then went through Bingley, the town that nobody knows until you mention Bradford & Bingley. It is also the main headquarters and production centre for Damart. Using a restored mill and dominating Bingley.
We then had to wait for a BW man to supervise the Bingley 3 rise locks, which we completed in about 40 minutes. Shortly after we had to wait for a boat to descend the Bingley 5 Rise, before entering with another boat called "Milly Molly Mandy" (a strange couple who have never been outside of Yorkshire in their entire lives, and they are retired) We completed the 5 rise in about an hour, with lots of people watching and helping.
We now have a long stretch before any more locks but lots of swing bridges. We have climbed 304ft since leaving Leeds on Saturday.