Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Having a day off

After yesterday's hard work we decided to have a day off and stay put. The sun is shining and it's a perfect drying day so out came the rotary dryer and up went the washing.
We're now on the Lower Peak Forest Canal and it's VERY quiet. There have only been 2 boats passed all day but there are plenty of walkers and cyclists about. It's a beautiful spot and the quiet is only spoiled by the courting calls of a flock of Canada geese on the opposite bank.
We decided to go off for a walk this morning without really knowing what's in the vicinity. Charlie seemed quite lively so we took both dogs with us. Walking up and over Hyde tunnel brought us to Romiley Board Mill, a chipboard factory which spans both sides of the road. It seemed a bit strange that the public road would go right through a factory but asking a passer-by we found out that the road led to Romiley village which is just outside Stockport. It was only a 5 minute walk to the village which has a Sainsbury's Local, butchers, greengrocers pet shop, fish & chip shop and several charity shops.

Charlie did really well and made it half way back to the boat but had to be carried for a while until he got his breath back. He's now almost 15 years old and showing his age a bit and although he's still quite willing, the walks are getting slower and slower.

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