After finding A New Walk last week, we decided to head back to the canal yesterday. It was another dull day but I was aware that it was forecast rain in the afternoon so we made sure we got out for a walk late morning.
This time, instead of walking through the woods, we parked near to the canal and set off on the other side of the water to which we walked last time, though it was very muddy.
The River Aire runs to the left of the canal so we went to take a look. The water was fast flowing. We thought we might take a walk along one of the tracks here but the mud made this impossible.
We decided to turn back and walk down the other side of the canal which didn't look quite so muddy. We passed this boat, it's The Floating Gift Shop.
It wasn't open for business but had a sign telling passers-by what they sell and advertising their website.
On the other side of the canal we came across a boat selling refreshments. We read the menu boards and we were very tempted but we resisted. We shall definitely treat ourselves when we visit again. They sell all manner of things from a bacon butty to hot doughnuts to Belgian hot chocolate. Somewhere to visit when I feel in need of a little treat.
We walked further on and came to the marina.
I think the ducks were hoping for a snack but we didn't have anything with us to give them.
We got to the lock and then turned back as it became too muddy for us to pass.
I think this will definitely become a regular walk for us, though perhaps more so during the summer months when the ground will be a little dryer and cleaner.
The river does look full and fast flowing, so much rain has fallen recently. It would have been nice to browse those hand made goods and taste the refreshments. It does look a nice place to revisit.ReplyDelete
We have not walked so much in the past month, we are busy helping with the boys.ReplyDelete
It looks lovely, Jo, and I suspect it will be even better when it's dry under foot!ReplyDelete
What a lovely walk Jo anywhere with water is always a bonus for me. What a pity the gift shop was shut but only to be expected I guess. How could you resist a bacon butty next time skip breakfast and have a butty and a nice cuppa to warm your hands that would be my plan anyway. xxReplyDelete
It is very muddy out there at the moment. The freezing fog and frosts have made it worse. I love the idea of the floating gift shop.ReplyDelete
Looks like a lovely walk. I am hoping to get out over the weekend. These short days are a nightmare!ReplyDelete
Water is a big attraction for me so lucky that I live by the sea. I like any kind of water, lake, canal, river. Maybe because I am a water sign, Pisces with Cancer ascending. I'd love to walk along that canal.ReplyDelete
That looks and sounds like a most enjoyable walk, especially when it's drier and warmer. xxReplyDelete
You take such nice, interesting walks! Thanks for taking us along with you!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place to walk. I love the idea of a gift shop on a boat and I would definitely be tempted by the snack boat.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the little view into your area.
That river looks a bit wild but the walk looks like a nice one. You will have to sample the refreshments and tell us what they were like :-)ReplyDelete
Judging by your photograph, the river certainly looks full and fast flowing!ReplyDelete
It was very nice to have this lovely walk with you :)
All the best Jan
Looks like a good walk, it should be lovely on a sunny day,especially if you can treat yourselves to refreshments from the boat :)ReplyDelete
I love the picture of the rushing river water. The neat writing on the sign was lovely! I always admire how artistic some people are with chalkboard signs.💖ReplyDelete
Jo-I love your walk and you have lots to look at there. We had a nice day for walking here, too. We usually have several inches of snow this time of year. This year it was mid 40s today. Whoo Hooo! DianaReplyDelete
Glad you found it , liked it even with the mud, and will return!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a nice walk & something I miss is the cnal walks & of course most of them have been on the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Look forward to more of the walks come summer from you. Ooh, I got a lovely surprise in the post today. Talk soon. Take care, stay safe and hugglesReplyDelete
Such a great walk with so much to offer.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great walk, I would love to have seen the gift shop and what was available. The food sounded so very tempting...ReplyDelete
That looks like an enjoyable walk. I love walking by water as it's so soothing or invigorating depending on the weather.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous walk, I just love canals and all things water. This post had me really missing my narrowboat.xxxReplyDelete