Many of the locks hereabouts have ground paddles operated by lifting a wooden lever from horizontal to the vertical. This pulls open the paddle very quickly, but some of them are quite stiff.
The meal in the Old Swan was a little disappointing. The filled Yorkshire puddings were billed as being 12"; they were more like 5" diameter. The poor young lady who was serving us was on her own much of the time; it seemed as though it was her first night. Never mind - we had good company.
This morning Richard and Sue had invited us over for coffee before we left to get a bus to Malham.
|Sue, Jan, Halfie, Penny, David|
Now, to the sound of gentle snoring from the front of the boat, it's time for me to go to bed. I think I'll sleep well after my 12 mile hilly walk.