Sowerby Bridge to Cooper Bridge, Wednesday 13th August 2014
The day's boating started half-an-hour earlier than scheduled, as the CRT lockie knocked on Jubilee at 0830 and asked if we'd like to go down the lock with the other boat, which was booked in at that time. (We were booked in for 0900).
So, of course, we started the engine and untied our ropes and followed Dogstar into Tuel Lane Lock 4/3.
Then it was straight into the tunnel under Tuel Lane. This has a couple of bends in it, the first much sharper than the second.
The friends we met the day before took some photos of us emerging from the tunnel.
After filling up with diesel at Shire Cruisers in Sowerby Bridge Basin (and dealing with water and elsan) (oh, and a spot more shopping - handy Lidl up Tuel Lane) we continued on our way.
At the junction with the Halifax Arm we went straight on, i.e. onto the arm. At the end is Salterhebble where a Premier Inn dominates.
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