I never cease to wonder at the change in our lives that occurred when we set up Lady Teal. Cruising along through amazing countryside with great guests sure beats what we used to do. Yesterday we moved off from a lovely spot looking out over the Aire valley and after a stop in the great village of Gargrave went up one of my favourite flight of locks at Bank Newton. They curve up through the trees and are just spectacular. A few more hire boats around now and it is great to see the people enjoying themselves.
Then a stop for the night on “the curly wurlies” a piece of the canal that meanders above the most incredible views of the dales, with Curlew, Oyster catchers, nesting swans and, of course, plenty of sheep, pure magic.