Monday, October 22, 2012

Just a mile…

That’s all we moved today. Such a contrast in the weather to yesterday! Dry, warm and sunny is replaced with damp, overcast and breezy. It’s still mild, though.

Meg and I took a good walk down along the river, getting back just before the rain started.
Then we took our time getting ready, finally moving on at around noon during a lull.

Marple JunctionSAM_4097 Marple Junction

There’s been a few boats about, two even went down the flight before we left. But the majority have been coming from or going towards Whaley Bridge and Buxworth.

Smile!SAM_4098 Smile!
The boat’s called So-So-Appy.

The rain came on again not long after we set off, and we pulled in about half-way between Rawton Walls and Turf Lea bridges. Can’t get the stern right in, but that seems to be the norm on country moorings these days. After the Huddersfield Narrow getting one end in is a luxury!

I seem to recall the weatherman saying something about an Indian Summer this week. I guess that’s passed us by, with just Sunday giving us a touch. We’re back to autumnal weather for the week, getting colder towards the weekend.

We’re having a steady cruise to Bugsworth Basin, intending to be there for the weekend, then having an equally steady cruise back to Marple, turning left onto the Macclesfield Canal.

Locks 0, miles 1

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