Only a short trip today, we had a day out with a friend so didn't set off until nearly half four. Back out from the pontoon and then down to River Lock to drop onto the River Aire. The river comes in from the left just below the lock, it actually flows through some tunnels that run all the way under the railway station popping out under this building.
As you go down the river you pass under two impressive bridges,
This lock is fully automated with two control boxes, one for the top gates and paddles and one for the lower. Just insert your BWB key and press the buttons, unfortunately the indicator lights on the panels have long gone but its easy to see what's happening. About 200 yards below the lock there is a length of floating mooring where you can moor for 7 days, it has several water taps as well as refuse and recycling disposal, so here we are for the night.