The decision today was if we woke to rain we would stay where we were, but as we woke to blue skies and sunshine we set off for Marple. We had a 2.5 hour cruise before we reached the flight, in nice weather. Just as we started the flight it started to rain and never stopped, which was a shame as it is one of our favourite flights, luckily it was only light rain so to a point was still enjoyable. It was still nice to get in and get dry after 16 locks. We had a farewell meal with Dave in the Navigation Inn and thanked him for all his hard work.
Hyde Bank Tunnel, 308 yards
Rose Hill Tunnel, without its roof.
Marple Aqueduct and viaduct over the Goyt Valley
Lock 9, Oldknows Warehouse
Horse Tunnel at lock 13