As we had passed through Gargrave, I saw a boat name that seemed familiar. It turned out to be the same name as was on the mooring that we borrowed in Leeds Armouries. Anway, this woman shouts out “ are you a Weed boat?” “yes, and do you have a mooring in Leeds?” “yes, and we moor at the Weed basin on the Grand Union” “, ok, and we borrowed your mooring in Leeds for 2 nights”. All this being said as we drifted further and further away down the canal.. She said “your welcome” and we laughed and wished each other a happy cruise. Nice.
Thought we had yet another problem on the boat. After showering, I couldn’t get the pump to remove the water from the bottom of the half bath. Oh no now what, I shouted Mick that we had a problem with the pump. He gave his inspection, and then said……
……………”try removing the plug, it might help “… OOOPS !!!!!
We have buddied up with another boat to “do” the lancs side of the Ll&L, primarily the locks etc. which are in dodgy areas. The lady boat owner used to work as a mental health nurse…… and her boat is called……………………..Doolally. !!!! great.
Did a few locks with another couple on Tranquility. And now we are all at Hapton, waiting for Doolally to have an engineer to take a look at their engine. Tomorrow, a long day down the Blackburn locks, and hopefully a meal at the Top Lock pub for …………………….my birthday. !!!
We still have some lovely scenery in the distance, and although this side of the L&L is not as “geared up” as t’other side, the one thing that can be said is that the canal water is so clear. We have even seen a grebe here. How unusual.