Aire and Calder

Windy trip down the Calder and up the Aire towards Leeds. Moored at Woodlesford for the night.
The locks have grown in size – Lemonroyd Lock built by British Coal pre-privatisation. Coal traffic has now stopped – £20 million well spent. But you can just fit two narrowboats in at a squeeze!

Lemonroyd lock

The up side is that all the locks today were mechanised, but Karen was still exhausted with the mental effort of operating them.

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