It's been some time since Annie left the residential arm. 3 months stuck in the dock had taken it's toll and Annie was looking rather tatty - particularly inside, with coal dust, sawdust, bags of recycling and the like filling every space. A few hours tidying at the end of march means I can now take an internal picture without too much embarrassment!
Looking aft from the front door:
Looking forward from the Galley:
The following day I was finally let out from under the footbridge for my first journey of the year. Amazing weather knocking 20 degrees!! Great (if rather familiar)view whilst leaving the dock.
Swinging right into Leeds lock things weren't quite so rosy. Once into the lock beside another narrowboat it quickly became apparent we weren't going anywhere very fast. The electrically powered lock decided to lock us in as the paddles stuck down. This meant we couldn't drop to river level and spent the next 45 mins waiting for Mr BW to come and help us out. No rush so just chatted with the other boat and sat on the lock with a coffee. Even the river equivalent of roadworks couldn't spoil the fun!
Annie Stuck in Leeds Lock
And out the other side...
Leaving Leeds Lock Facilities:
After a couple of nights on the visitor mooring it was up to Granary Wharf to meet Matt, Caleb, Amber and Sienna for a bit of fun.
Annie at Granary Wharf
Matt and Caleb
Snow arrived again quite abruptly last weekend. Cold, windy, and very slushy at 7am following my nightshift.
My new Neighbour
A few more nights to do and then we're scheduled for a Service at Rodley. Looks like it could be an interesting battle against the wind!