Last night was unbelievably quiet for a city mooring. On the last of the Birmingham market cheese we set off for Leeds market. Ornate buildings packed with butchers, fishmongers and anything else you might expect to find in a market of epic proportions.
A quick loop round the very grand streets: Jo Malone, Liz Earle, Space NK – great for perfume samples but nothing in the tried and tested olive/almond oil price bracket.
Along the journey here, plenty of people yelled from the towpath that we should visit the Royal Armouries. Moored right underneath, it was only a minute walk to see inside. Four floors of weaponry displayed with various themes: war, peace, tournament, oriental, self-defence, hunting and the magnificent hall of steel.
Signs have appeared on the electric/water posts this evening, mainly scooping three of the visitor moorings for the trip boat but also reminding boaters of moor-alongside etiquette during the Leeds Waterfront Festival this weekend.