Sunday, 17 April 2011


We had a really good night out last night. We were moored near the Ring o'Bells pub at Marple and they have live entertainment on every Saturday night. It was the turn of "Twelve Strings" last night. We've seen them before when we were moored in Bugsworth Basin last year and they were definitely worth seeing a second time. They're just 2 guys playing guitars and singing a wide range of music from 50's, folk, rock and blues.
Because we went out I didn't bother lighting the fire last night and this morning was quite cold. It was only 4' at 7am but it was a beautiful start to a beautiful day.

view from the boat at 7 am
At Marple there is a trip boat for disable people run by the New Horizons Charity and they're celebrating their 30th anniversay this month with a massive decorative cake, balloons and bunting at their moorings.

After filling up with water, we turned the boat around and headed slowly back towards Macclesfield, soaking up the sun as we went. It's been a day for shorts and sandals. Long may it last!
There have been plenty of boats out cruising today and all of the usual mooring sites have been very busy so we actually ended up cruising further than we'd intended, until we found a gap on Bollington Aqueduct that was just our size.

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