After a very lazy day on Sunday, today we topped up with shopping and made our way to the services..
It has been six years to the day that we lost Len, Del's Dad, and not a day goes by without us missing him.. A lot has happened in those six years.
We had no choice but to try the manual pump out here as we were now at ten on our gauge.. The tank had gone three weeks and we knew we needed to empty somehow as the Macclesfield Canal was so shallow in places.
Del managed to get some hogweed of the prop which we had picked up along the Peak Forest, and then we waited for the water tap and elsan to become free. We waited and waited and every time another boat moved onto the services...
Meanwhile Marky and Sian had returned after a christening yesterday, and followed us on to the water point once we had come off.
We then both set off together and started our journey down the Macclesfield. The first thing you pass is Goyt Spinning Mill with its missing chimney, erected in 1905 and now used for various different trades, one of them being saddlery.
We then chilled for the rest of the evening with Len still in mind. So here's to you Dad, hope you're having as much fun as we are.