During our journey, whenever someone asks where we’re heading, we’ve been saying were heading for Skipton to spend the summer on the Pennines. This always gets a “Oooo that’s lovely”. So today’s the day we’ve planned to arrive in Skipton! Strange how the ‘Cosmic Joker’ works, we’ll be in Skipton for the Summer Solstice!
The weather ‘s been glorious… It’s a fabulous day for messing about on the
The pic shows us passing through Keighley. Reminding us of our friends in Spain who’ve come from Keighley! (Keep well Terry and Janet – we’ve been thinking of you both lots! xxx …)
This is a sign, directing walkers to the ‘Polish Airmen Memorial’ – it’s always good to be reminded of what we’ve got to be grateful for…
Interesting to see cars coming up, under the canal.
This is the view of the ‘under the canal road’ from behind as we passed.
At this automatic swing bridge, we had to wait for 30 minute while the C&RT engineers fixed the bridge. Apparently (dare I say it) a woman backed into the bridge traffic barrier, damaging it. Poor guys, if it’s not boaters that are damaging things, they’ve also got to contend with motor cars too.
Eventually we arrived at Skipton! Mooring in the town centre, and we celebrated with dinner from the renowned ‘Busy Lizzie’ fish ‘n’ chip shop!
We also made some good friends; mum and dad cheekily tapped on the side of Cyan, asking us to help feed their 11 tiny cygnets!
While I throwing small pieces of ‘five seed’ bread to the cygnets, mum and dad never attempted to take the little one’s food. The swans just looked on, anxiously keeping any passing ducks out of the way, while their babies fed. We were privileged for them to trust us. Ducks were not such good parents though….
We’ll be staying in Skipton for a few days; tomorrow is market day, and there’s quite a few errands we’ve to do while in the town.
We’ve travelled 6 miles, and manoeuvred through 9 swing bridges – WIFI 20 Mg.