A late summer's day on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with a narrow boat leaving St Ann's Ing Lock, which has the smallest rise on the canal of 4 foot and six inches so it must be one of the quickest locks to get through. Ing or ings means a meadow near a watercourse, the unsaid is that it is probably a very wet meadow. This one is between canal and river. I wondered about the St Ann connection but could find nothing but I know there many sacred spring wells named after her throughout the country. Perhaps she is associated with freshwater.
If you wanted more than freshwater then The Boathouse Inn might be just the place to imbibe something else. I mentioned the nearby river. What might be found there?
Well surprisingly a cat in a bath. This is one of the sculptures on the River Aire Sculpture Trail.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at I here