|Dad preparing for the 'Missing Link'|
My Dad is yet to finish the 'missing link' from Silsden to Skipton. I had a day off from work so we planned to walk the 6-7 mile stretch on the canal. Why did we pick a day of rain and wind? Despite this and me feeling unwell, nothing was going to stop us!
We travelled to Keighley on the train; on our arrival we walked to the bus station and there the No. 62 was waiting at the stand. With a couple of minutes to spare we got on the bus to Silsden and in the pouring rain we began our pursuit on the canal. For most of the walk we had to deal with very muddy/puddly tow paths which made walking a challenge. We had to watch more or less our steps so we didn't slip or fall. It was cold walking by the canal because of the wind.
|"Please proceed with caution" - Sums up the state of the towpath!|
|Waterlogged fields down below!|
|Dad marking another mile!|
|Beautiful Countryside despite the weather!|
|Well deserved drinks at The Bay Horse Pub|
Certainly was a tough walk (braving the natural elements against us) to do but when I thought about it later that evening I'm glad we did it. Dad now has completed the 'missing link' and we only have 24 miles or so to reach Liverpool!
|Dad has completed the 'Missing Link' at Skipton!|
|We will walk the Springs Branch another time!|