Sunday 11 December 2011

Saltaire (the forgotten blog entry...)

We made it to Saltaire in late October. It's taken until now for me to write up the journey...

I've loved the village for years, not least because I'm a huge fan of David Hockney (his gallery is in Salt's Mill) and an admirer of Industrial Revolution era philanthropists. The 21st Century had a lot to learn...

We never made it up the Bingley Five Rise because we didn't rush there and only had the one day to ascend and then descend; we 'boated properly' as the crew of Georgian Star said when we admitted to dawdling.

The truth is that with the cold weather, dark nights and the long working hours, we really miss the boat and we're planning the Spring trip already.

Tidal Trent... Mmmmm