In this video we show the outside of the narrowboat, and report on an unexploded bomb under the canal bridge. We stop to pick up supplies at an Aldi that hasn't been built yet.
We stayed at Barrowford Top lock for 2 days, Patrick temporarily fixed the front fender damaged in the lock at Barrowsford. He also completed the connections for the solar power and the battery monitoring system so we now have solar power. Yaa!
It was very windy on one of the days so we would not have wanted to cruise anyway as was proved to us when another boater tried to moor next to us and ended up horizontally across the canal, it took both of us and his wife to eventually pull him in and get him moored up.
We left Barrowford top lock on 17th June and before long encountered the Foulridge Tunnel which is 1640 yards long. The tunnel works on a traffic light system and 20 mins later exited the tunnel to a lovely and popular cafe where there were CRT(Canal and River Trust) facilities which we used. The surrounding countryside was beautiful and we moored up between bridges 150 and 151 at Salterforth.
As the next day was again really windy we decided to stay put, I made the most of the wind and did a washing load and managed to get all dry. There was a small chandlers by bridge 152 so we walked along the tow path and picked up some chain to do a proper repair on the front fender.
The next day we cruised up to Barnoldwick following a stop at a water point. At bridge 154A there were good visitor moorings on rings and according to OpenCanalMap there was an Aldi but it had not been completed, luckily there was a well stocked Spar across the road.
We continued up to Greenberfield Locks where we had intended to stay the night, only to find the the locks were closed due to an unexploded WW2 bomb. CRT and bomb disposal were on site removing the item and several boaters were waiting to ascend and descend the locks.
Greenberfield Locks are said to be the highest point of the Leeds and Liverpool canal and they have a lovely cafe selling the best ice cream!