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21 - Blackburn to Skipton, Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Thursday 17th July 2003

06:15 start from our Bridge 106 moorings. A rather nasty overcast start to the day, which did not improve, eventually ending up in rainstorms. There was a Morrison's provisioning stop at Nelson. The off-side supermarket had turned it's back on the canal and there were no moorings provided. A new towpath wall hole was in the process of being created and the provisioning party had to clamber round this. 11:50 to 12:25 stop. 
We did not meet up with anyone on Barrowford Locks and arrived at the top at 13:40, just having missed the Foulridge Tunnel timed passage (**:30 to **:40 northbound). The handy water point was made use off and at 14:15 a local boater took off, so we followed him up, arriving at the tunnel entrance at 14:30, just as the lights turned green. The local boat winded at the other end, so yet again we were off on our own. 
The next section was during a large rainstorm, the captain made haste below and left Molly and Trevor to brave the elements. At 16:10 we were at the top of Greenberfield Locks, where there was a brief respite in the rain. Beyond this over the beautiful East Marton pound, the weather was foul, too bad for even the shortest of photo shots.
At the top of Bank Newton Locks Neil decided to get wet during the lock wheeling, so attired in minimalist attire - Linda's flip flops, some old cut down jeans and a dirty T shirt. Upon trying to alight the boat with Nikon camera half stuffed in pocket, disaster struck, the Captain slipped on the grass bank and went in, to half way up his shorts. 
Greg helped Neil out in rather a hurry to limit digital camera immersion and to ensure Linda's still attached flip flops were not lost. (The outcome was that within three days the camera had been dried out enough to work perfectly, apart from whenever the batteries are changed, a slight whack is needed to get it to come on. The lens / CCD assy was fortunately untouched, apart from initial fogging. The CF card is also OK. Finally after destroying a perfectly OK CF card, the camera is now perfect again!!!)
By the bottom of Gargrave the rain had eased off. The now completely showered Commode D' Or took over while the rest of the soggy crew showered and dried out. Arrival at Skipton (only space left, was the naff one under the footbridge) was at 21:15 and we all quickly departed for a sit down (in the shop section) fish and chip supper at the still excellent Bizzy Lizzies chippy. The Commode D' Or was feeling somewhat miffed at this point, so retired early, the crew not long behind. No pubs were visited............................

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Leaving our Side Beet Bridge No 106 overnight moorings.

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Cut Bridge Bridge No 107. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Norden Bridge No 107 A. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Rishton Bridge No 108 A. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Visitor Moorings just above Rishton Bridge No 108 A. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Rishton Bridge No 107 A. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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M 65 Aqueduct No 108 AA. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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M 65 Aqueduct No 108 AA. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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New Barn Bridge No 109. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Railway Bridge No 106 A, Aspen Bridge No 110 in the distance. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Aspen Bridge No 110. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Site of old arm on outskirts of Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Railway Bridge No 110 A and Foxhill Bank Bridge No 111. Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burys Bridge No 111 A. Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Simpson's Bridge No 111 D. Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Simpson's Bridge No 111 D. Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Church Kirk Changeline Bridge No 112. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Church. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The Church at Church! Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Church Swing Bridge No 113. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Church Swing Bridge No 113. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Peel Bank Bridge No 113 A and towpath bridge over old arm. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Rileys Swing Bridge No 114. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Rileys Swing Bridge No 114. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Enfield Changeline Bridge No 114 A and M 65 Enfield Green Bridge No 144 AA. Clayton-Le-Moors. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Whalley Road Bridge No 114 B. Clayton-Le-Moors. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Whalley Road Bridge No 114 B. Albion Ale House other side of the bridge. Clayton-Le-Moors. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Clayton-Le-Moors. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Foster's Swing Bridge No 115 and  Pilkington Bridge No 114 C. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Water main pipe bridge No 115 A. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The M 65 still haunts us. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Smith's Swing Bridge No 116. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Clough Bank Bridge No 117. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Moorings near Altham Bridge No 118. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Disused power station water intake at Hapton. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Coming into Hapton the M 65 still dominates the scene. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Higher Shuttleworth Bridge No 120. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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That M 65 again, just before Hapton. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Hapton boatyard. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Hapton Bridge No 121. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The Bridge House pub and Hapton Bridge No 121. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Hapton Bridge No 121. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Section of canal that was re-aligned when the M 65 was built. Knott's Bridge Moorings boatyard in the distance. Hapton. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Knott's Bridge No 123. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Rose Grove Wharf - now the local facilities since Burnley BW depot was closed. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Gannow Tunnel No 128. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Exiting Gannow Tunnel No 128. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Gannow Tunnel No 128. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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M 65 Aqueduct No 129 AA. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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M 65 Aqueduct No 129 AA. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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M 65 Aqueduct No 129 AA. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Railway Bridge No 129 A. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Mitre Bridge No 129 B. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Weavers Triangle area in Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Weavers Triangle area in Burnley. Sandygate Bridge No 130. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Weavers Triangle area in Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Wharf. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Wharf and Manchester Road Bridge No 130 B. The Inn at Burnley Wharf is in this end of the building. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Wharf. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Manchester Road Bridge No 130 B. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Footbridge No 130 C. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The abandoned BW Burnley depot. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. looking back at Finsley Gate Bridge No 130 E. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Bus Station. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. New Tesco's under construction. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Aqueduct No 130 G. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley Embankment. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Godley Bridge No 130 H. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Aqueduct over the River Brun. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Colne Road Bridge No 131. Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Burnley. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Danes House Bridge No 131 A. Burnley Lane. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Rather large mill at Burnley Lane. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at New Hall Bridge No 132 and Old Hall Bridge No 131 B. Burnley Lane. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Oliver Ings Bridge No 135. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Oliver Ings Bridge No 135. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Lomeshaye Bridge No 140. Nelson. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Coming into down town Nelson...............and yes it is still bloody raining! Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Nelson. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The disused and overgrown visitor moorings before Bridge No 141 A. Nelson. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Bridge No 141 A. Nelson. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The new Morrisons Supermarket in Nelson........how about some offside moorings........don't they want canal custom? Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Bridge No 141 A. Nelson. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Hodge Bank Bridge No 141 D. Nelson. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Swinden Changeline Bridge No 142. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Swinden Aqueduct No 142 AA. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Start of the Barrowford Fight of Locks. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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NB Earnest approaching the Barrowford Fight of Locks. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Barrowford Bottom Lock No 51. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Barrowford Bottom Lock No 51. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Lock No 50. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The M 65 Barrowford Locks Bridge No 142 A. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Barrowford Road Bridge No 143, Lock No 49 with Reservoir Bridge No 143 A built over it. Barrowford Flight. Martin has got caught by the rather violent by wash. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Barrowford Reservoir, with the Barrowford Flight beside it. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking down at Lock No 49 and  Reservoir Bridge No 143 A from the Reservoir embankment. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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NB Earnest in Lock No 48. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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NB Earnest entering Lock No 47. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Lock No 46. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking down from Lock No 46. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Lock No 46. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Top Lock No 45. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Top Lock No 45. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Top Lock No 45 and sanitary Station. Barrowford Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Wanless Bridge No 145 and Foulridge Reservoir outlet. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Approaches to the Foulridge Tunnel. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Foulridge Tunnel portal, Barrowford End. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Foulridge Tunnel portal, Foulridge End. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Foulridge Wharf. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Foulridge Wharf. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Foulridge Wharf. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Leaving Foulridge. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Entering God's own county! Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Reservoir outlet at Greenberfield. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Top Lock No 44. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Top Lock No 44. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Top Lock No 44. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Middle Lock No 43. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Lock Bridge No 157. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Top Lock No 42. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Greenberfield Bottom Lock No 42. Greenberfield Changeline Bridge No 158 in the distance. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Bank Newton Top Lock No 41. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Bank Newton Lock No 40. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Bank Newton Lock No 40. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking down at Lock No 37 from Lock No 38. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Lock No 38. Looking up at Lock No 39. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking down at Bank Newton Bottom Lock No 36. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Lock No 37, looking up at Lock No 38. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Bank Newton Bottom Lock No 36. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking up from Bank Newton Bottom Lock No 36 at Carpenters Yard Bridge No 167 and Lock No 37. Bank Newton Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Priest Holme Aqueduct over the River Aire and Priest Holme Changeline Bridge No 168. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking up at Priest Holme Railway Bridge No 168 A and Priest Holme Changeline Bridge No 168 from Gargrave Top, Stegneck Lock No 35. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking up from Scarland Lock No 34. Stegneck Bridge No 169 in the distance. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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The Anchor Inn and Anchor Lock No 33. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Higherland Lock No 32 and Sanitary Station. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking up at Higherland Bridge No 170 and Higherland Lock No 32 from Eshton Lock No 171. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Eshton Road Bridge No 171 and Eshton Lock No 171. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Ray Bridge No 172. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back up at Eshton Road Bridge No 171 and Eshton Lock No 171. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Holme Bridge Aqueduct. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Holme Bridge Lock No 30. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Looking back at Holme Bridge Aqueduct. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Holme Bridge Lock No 30. Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Holme Bridge Lock No 30. Neil has nearly dried out after the rain and his ducking, still wearing that unsuitable footware! Gargrave Flight. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Highgate Swing Bridge No 173. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Thorlby Swing Bridge No 174. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Coming into Skipton at dusk. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Arriving at Skipton at dusk. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Arriving at Skipton at dusk. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Arriving at Skipton at dusk. Belmont Bridge No 178. Bizzy Lizzies Fish and Chip restaurant on the bridge looks welcoming! Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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Getting ready to moor at Skipton at dusk. Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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During the Nikon drying out sessions, Neil managed this nice pose of Greg Chapman.

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During the Nikon drying out sessions, Neil managed this nice pose of Molly Mockford.

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Neil and the Nikon drying out sessions - just as well he remembered to take the watchmakers screwdrivers! (Image Greg Chapman)

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