Sunday, 22 May 2016

Another Train trip–Saturday 21st May



The forecast for today was rain and more rain but after heavy overnight rain the morning was dry but overcast. We had decide not to move today in view of the forecast and so caught the 10.02 am train to Leeds. The train was late, not arriving until 10.09 because the doors on the third carriage would not open. The guard had to prize them open and move everybody into the two remaining coaches so we had to stand for the 10 minute journey into Leeds. Walking out of the station we were right on to Granary Wharf where there were about 5 vacant mooring places but non of the electric and water points worked. We walked down the river for about half a mile to Clarence Dock where we found plenty of boats moored but the one side is for permanent moorers and the other side only takes a bout 4 visiting boats and was full.

We walked back up into the city and had some lunch and then caught the train back to Shipley getting back to the boat before the rain set in.

Later I went into the town and found the Market Square ( pictured above) with its lacy umbrella and clock tower. The indoor market had some interesting stalls selling all sorts of items.


  1. We were disappointed not to be able to moor in the Clarence Dock on our last visit, we did manage to squeeze onto the floating pontoon outside the C&RT office on the river which was quiet until 4am when a party of students decided to go for a swim leaving their clothes on the pontoon. A rude awakening for our friends. The services were out of order on Granary Wharf 2 years ago - what a shame Leeds don't make us as welcome as Liverpool. ��

  2. Hi Linda
    I thought that I might write to Richard Parry about the mooring in Leeds; as you say it is not as welcoming as Liverpool and yet Leeds is a great City. The mooring in Clarence dock could be made to accommodate far more boats even if they had to charge a nominal fee to cover the costs.
    As I understand it they have not connected the services in Granary Wharf.
    Best wishes