Saturday 28 April.
Thorne to West Haddlesey.
Leaving Thorne this morning, Leigh noted from the map, several bridges and locks were the order of the day. She doesn’t mind this at all – after all, as Tom and I steer and guard the boat, it is only fair that she has responsibilities too. However, on reaching Bramwith we spotted a CRT (Canal and River Trust) guy.
Thinking he was a volunteer Leigh said, ‘Shall I help you?’, to which he replied, ‘No – I am an employee and working today with not a lot to do so I’ll see you through here and the next four bridges’. Leigh danced around the boat.
True to his word he drove between the bridges, opening them as we approached and closing as we scooted through. We made excellent time and were very appreciative.
On arrival at West Haddlesey we took a walk into the village – which appears to be mainly one road – and then walked back to the boat for dinner and a lazy evening. Bliss!
Woofs, Martha xx
PS West Haddlesey is a quiet backwater and seems like a nice place to live – I guess you get used to the power station in the distance!