Monday, August 04, 2008

Bye, Bye, Bugsworth

We stayed the weekend at Bugsworth. Saturday I took advantage of Sonja’s offer of a lift to Tesco’s near Whaley Bridge, so got a good load of shopping in. Sunday we had a visit from Mag’s sister Dot and family, then later we had Amy, Carol and Sonja (and dogs Dillon and Sealy) round for a drink to celebrate me reaching my 53rd year.

Around Bugsworth. The view from Silk Hill…
And 2 ponies.
We got off this morning, but it was nearer afternoon by the time we’d queued for water.

Away from Bugsworth.
Carol was interested in having a look at a strip of canalside land that was advertised for sale in Waterways World. So we pulled both boats in near Bridge 32 and crossed the canal to have a look. It’s a narrow wedge of rough land, with a 270 foot frontage onto the canal but unfortunately also with a public footpath crossing it. The access is also a bit of a grey area, so she decided to give it a miss.

We moved on, passing the neat Furness Vale Marina, then the not so neat New Mills Marina.

Unusual windows on NB Muddy Waters 2 at Furness Vale.
We ended up back at Bridge 24 where we stopped on the way up. The sheep were out in force on the towpath later.

Sheepish Visitors
Locks 0, miles 4

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