Saturday, 29 October 2011
As I'm sure you'll understand, I haven't had much time or inclination for taking photos in the last couple of weeks, so I'm falling back on a short series I took a few weeks ago, during that brief "Indian summer" we had. I took a trip up the valley to the little market town of Skipton. The place was full of people (mainly retirees) enjoying the sunshine - and what better way to do that than a trip on a boat up the canal and back. These people were just disembarking and there was a queue of folks waiting to replace them. I think the late summer weather must have been a wonderful bonus for those who make their living from tourism.
The canal basin is always a busy, colourful spot. The old canalside buildings have been successfully adapted into shops and restaurants. They have retained some of the original features, like the big wooden hoists that at one time were used to winch cargo from the holds of the canal barges.
For more photos of Skipton please click the label below.