We had a bad night last night. It remained hot and sultry but made worse by Chris waking at 2am in absolute agony and could not get comfortable. Seems she had a bad bout of heartburn that at one point had me convinced she was having a heart attack. I almost called for a doctor but, having taken some gaviscon tablets, the pain eased after an hour and she was fine.
Naturally after last night we rose later and eventually got underway at 10am. The temperature outside was already 26 degrees and it was clear the forecast 29 degrees was a conservative estimate. Temperatures actually climbed to 35 in the sun. We pressed on as we found cruising generated a much needed cool breeze.
|Whenever we leave somewhere up here we are always watched by the locals :-)|
|Cruising back passed clarence Mill|
|The hat was definitely needed today and just look at that sky.|
|We noticed there are a lot more yoghurt pot cruisers around there parts.|
|Even Chris had a go at the helm following 4 other boats ahead of us. Her little step stool coming in most handy.|
|Laying across Braidbar's bridge o'l entrance|
|Moorings opposite Lord Vernon's wharf and plenty of Braidbar boats about including the two on the left.|
|Home of Braidbar boats and a busy wharf by the looks of it.|
|Elaborate workshop at one of the long term moorings|
|Tree lined shelter along this stretch|
One becomes aware you are approaching Marple as the number of canalside gardens increase. Some are quite elaborate with some considerable amount of money having been spent.
|This terrace is made from new railway sleepers and would have cost a pretty penny.|
|Home of the North Cheshire Cruising Club.|
|Large mill converted to various businesses including scale model car racing circuits|
We found a suitable mooring just before the junction at Marple and have settled here for the night.