|Waiting to decent the famous Bingley 5 rise staircase lock|
I was puzzled for a while by the offset white mark on the bridges along the L&L. The penny finally dropped and I realised that, as the bridge includes the towpath, the centre of the arch is not actually the centre of the canal and it is this that the mark indicates. No doubt a useful navigation aid for the wider boats for which the L&L was designed.
My cruising plan for the next month is to make my way back to the midlands via the river Trent.