Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Sorry Huddersfield

Soup of the day?
The canal takes you out of Huddersfield past the relics of old industry; decrepit mills, old factories, demolition sites and wasteland. It seems to symbolise the death of our traditional northern England industrial powerhouse. Sad.
We floated into the final lock on the Huddersfield Broad Canal on a sea of green sludge and old plastic bottles, collecting some plastic bag rubbish round our prop on the way.
Now we're heading west on the Calder & Hebble, armed and ready for its unique locks with our own handspike - a piece of 3x2 bought this morning from Huddersfield's Homebase.

PS The eagle eyed will spot the new addition to the crew – Stardog Brian complete with fetching canine lifejacket.

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