So then, as you'll recall on Wednesday (19th) an Australian couple joined us for a short trip, going to Cooper Bridge and back from Wakefield. Jenny and Neil were 6 weeks into their UK trip and after various whistle-stop tours, had scheduled in a relaxing boating break.
Hmm - typically after weeks of relatively nice, calm weather - all that was about to end abruptly.
The first day of our trip took us from the visitor moorings in Wakefield, up the river Calder and on through broad cut towards the Dewsbury arm.
I shan't lie - for the first hour or so the wind and rain was awful - at times we were even crabbing our way up stream on the river... Oddly enough though, by the time we stopped for the night, it was earilery calm.
The following morning, once again we seemed to be stuck in our little bubble of lovely autumn weather...