|Salterhebble Lock Cottage
|Coming into Salterhebble Lock backwards
Richard was not looking forward to the top Salterhebble lock. Not only is it only 57 feet (we are 60 feet) he had been told to go in backwards. We topped up with water and then Richard navigated into the top lock. We had the assistance of a very helpful C&RT man – no doubt he had seen it all before! Richard tied the stern rope up to a hooky thing (!) which kept him as far back as possible. We let the water out very slowly and I watched the bow gently pass the cill – phew! The next problem was getting the boat out round the shaped bottom gate but it all worked perfectly. (Hopefully the photos show exactly what I mean!).
We pulled over after the second lock for lunch but as the mooring was so nice we decided to stay put for the rest of the day.
|Halifax Arm Wharf
Sowerby Bridge to Salterhebble Lock Lower Pound2.17 miles