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.