Tuesday, 3 July 2012

We are now 1-1/2 miles from Huddersfield. Tomorrow we will join the Huddersfield Broad Canal, which means double locks ie 2 boats width.
We travelled 2.5 miles today including 13 locks which took us 4 hours, and we were only grounded twice, which is a record. (The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is only 3ft deep, however with locks opening and closing it can get as low as 1ft 6ins. Our boat is in 2ft of water)
We are really sorry to see the end of this canal as it has been so picturesque, and a real experience, especially standedge tunnel (pronounced Stanedge by locals)
We are moored at Milnbridge, a suburb of Huddersfield. 2 Indian restaurants, kebab house, pizza takeaway and a run down pub, which neither of us want to go inside. Our highlight of the evening is waiting for a fox to appear on the opposite side of the canal, to receive his cheese supper, as eveybody has told us.

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