Sunday, 20 March 2016
Thackley and Esholt 7
We're doubling back now to cross the River Aire again. Here it flows through a man-made cutting skirting the sewage works, with all the hallmarks of early 20th century municipal 'works', including a very elaborate metal footbridge that looks as though it has pretensions to being the drawbridge of a castle. Luckily I am quite slender but even so I had a struggle to squeeze past the metal post!
In contrast, the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on this stretch has a gentle, rural tranquillity.
Spring is on its way and the cheery yellow gorse is bursting into bloom.