|A spectacular panorama that seems to roll endlessly into the distance all around|
Instead we tackled another stretch of the Pennine Way, southwards to Thornton-in-Craven, and on the way met a father and son duo who were tackling the whole route and camping every night too. Hardcore! Perhaps we can do it in easy bite-size morsels like today's three miles?
|Hotel boat Lady Teal with guests on the roof terrace|
It was great then to see them still enjoying their floating luxury hotel business six years on. It's been quite a success story for them, too: this year is pretty much booked, so is much of next year and there are even enquiries for the year after that.
It's a spectacular craft that offers 5-star accommodation – five en-suite berths, a rooftop sundeck for days like today, a big lounge and fine dining every night. It was designed for the dimensions of the Leeds&Liverpool Canal but has encompassed Manchester and Goole on its cruising routes.
|Fine views from the Mike Clarke Lock|
Impressive it is but walk up the hill from there to the Pennine Way and there is a 360 degree panorama of breathtaking views that roll on and on into the distance all around. I think we could moor here forever.
|I think we could moor here forever...|