Saturday, 16 April 2011

Back to Marple - again

It's been another beautiful day and we arrived at Marple late morning to get a decent mooring away from the trees. The Chinese Grand Prix qualifying was on early this morning and I'd recorded it so that Roger could watch it while I went into town to do some shopping. Marple was very busy and there was a small farmers market on but all the stalls were very expensive and I didn't see many people buying from them.
After lunch we went for a walk along the Upper Peak Forest Canal then up the hill to The Ridge. The views back over the Goyt Valley were wonderful and we passed some very exclusive houses and arrived at a pub called The Romper. We sat outside in the sun and had a quick one. It's very swish inside but isn't dog friendly. The menu sounded good with Mediterranean style food and didn't appear to be too expensive. We carried on walking and eventually found our way back to the canal towpath which brought us back to the boat. All told it was a 4.5 mile walk & very pleasant.

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