It was still raining first thing this morning so we waited until it brightened. We were going to spend an extra night at Marple, but there had been some trouble on Friday night. A boat had been broken into and another had a brick through the window, and we thought Marple was a nice place. We didn’t want to push our luck as we seemed to have been lucky so far. We just got through the Wigan flight and it was closed, just got through the Rochdale and it was closed, just got through Ashton and now we hear that is closed. !! We have passed more boats today, than in the last three weeks and there were still plenty moored in the basin. Having found a nice spot we will stay here for a few days.
Passing the Matlow/Swizzels factory. Smelt like they were making midget gems
Hopefully we will have blue skies on the way back, still can’t complain we kept dry today
Wandering through Bugsworth Basin choosing our mooring spot
This will do nicely
Moored on the middle basin
Looking down on the lower basin