SATURDAY 17TH JULY 2010
A couple of locks and open flood locks and we bypassed the short arm to Dewsbury and continued down the straight section of canal, the river running alongside having returned from its wide excursion around Dewsbury. Not so many years ago this stretch would have been crowded with coal barges taking coal to the nearby Thornhill power station, now it was just us and the remains of loading staithes.
We rejoined the river at Broad Cut Low Lock and but for short section were on the river all the way to Wakefield. Almost in the centre of the town we took a sharp right hand turn through the flood lock and moored between two bridges, new houses were being built close to the towpath side and opposite was derelict ground awaiting development. Not the most attractive setting but quiet enough for the night. Regretfully the camera battery ran out this morning so I was unable to take any pictures, but not really missing much on this stretch.