Back to Square One
Two months ago we set off from Reedley Marina near Burnley where we had spent the winter (apart from two months down under). Since then we have cruised across the Pennines almost to Leeds and back. Now we are back whence we started. The most interesting places we have visited have been Barnoldswick (Barlick), Gargrave, Shipley, Saltaire, Skipton and, from a canal viewpoint, Bingley. Last weekend we were moored in Barlick but took ourselves off by bus and train to Saltaire (again) for the church fete and to Skipton for the Armed Forces Day parade.
Our first task in Saltaire was to walk up the hill on the south side of the valley to get this view of Salts Mill.
The hill behind the chimney in this picture is Shipley Glen which was popular with the Victorians for weekend visits and our next port of call.
On our way down one hill and up the other we passed a model of car I had not seen before. It looked rather like one of the minor europan manufacturers but turned out to be a Nissan Pao. Note the number plate - J55 PAO.
The Shipley Glen Tramway is a funicular running up the side of the hill but is no longer in running order. There are plans (aren't there always?) to restore it and recommence operations but we found little evidence of any work being done.