Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Buxton Bash

After another night of rain last night Del was up early wiping down Derwent6, while Al stayed in bed and read her book.
It is lovely down here in the basin.
It was then time to get the sander out and rub down the gunwales to give them a coat of paint..
Marky had offered to supply a roller and tray which Del had never used before, and managed to get a good coat on before any showers.
Luckily the sun came out and soon dried the side.
It was then in and a quick shower before we walked over the hill to the station at Whaley Bridge.
We then jumped on the train to Buxton, and it was worth it just for the scenery.
Buxton is a small town in the peak district and most of its shops are geared for the outdoor world.
We had some lunch in Greggs and then wandered round the town, looking at the history and culture and also the pubs.

Buxton has its own brewery, and we found a tap house which served all these local beers. With some at 12% it was time to take it easy, you could order a 1/3 or 2/3 of a glass because of it's strength, but it was nice..
We then took in a bit more culture and went over to the Opera House and Gardens; John Willoughby was the founder, and Frank Matcham was the Architect. Frank had designed theatre's such as London Palladium, Coliseum, Victoria Place and the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
It looks stunning from the outside and we were given the opportunity to see the inside.
We came out of there and went over to The Old Meeting Room a pub similar in Architecture.
We met a couple of guys in there who joined us Nicco and Brian (who reminded us of Fred Dibnah), and we had such a laugh all afternoon.
We got hungry again and walked over to the Indian over the road for a bit of spice to end the day.
We got the last train back to Whaley bridge and then got a cab from there as we didn't feel safe to walk in our state, and we were tired, it only cost a fiver..

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