We are now ready for moving up the Maccy. We have been here over a week. During this time, I have been home to Derby to celebrate our lovely Mary’s 70th and to see my lovely family, while Paul and Tilly stayed to look after the boat.
Weekend in Derby
I travelled home on the train on Friday 23rd August and had a lovely weekend with Chan, Ross and Winnie. An extra added bonus was that my niece Loz came to stay with Chan and Ross so we had a BBQ with dad while she was here. It was lovely to catch up with the family – and we’ll be home again in September and will hopefully catch up with those we didn’t see this time.
Mary’s 70th birthday present was a murder mystery night on a steam train, which was really great fun. So lovely to see the girls and we had a brilliant night, as we always do.
Chan cooked a lovely BBQ and it was brilliant to spend some time with Pops.
I had such a lovely weekend but was ready to get back to Hang Loose and see Paul and Tilly. I also picked up Paul’s new glasses, which he was very happy about.
We’ve had some lovely walks
We also went to the Maker’s Market in Congleton. It was absolutely pouring with rain but it eased off during the day and we really enjoyed all the little stalls. . If you are travelling along the Macclesfield Canal then Congleton is definitely worth a visit. While I was in Derby there was a Blues weekend on, which Paul went to and really enjoyed.
Congleton is a lovely little town with some very nice pubs. We went to the Barley Hops Beer Cafe, which was lovely. We had a couple of good beers and I had a fancy G&T. This is a really good little pub and well worth a visit.
Time to move to a new Mooring
We have run out of water so really need to move today. Otherwise we probably would have stayed even longer as it is a two week mooring and it really is so beautiful.
Apart from one torrential downpour, when I quickly ran back into the boat with Tilly, the weather was really good. We had a lovely cruise and here’s a little video snippet.
We found a beautiful spot at Dane Aqueduct. The view on the Macclesfield Canal are really breathtaking. It’s hard to move on from every mooring as they are all so perfect.
We are at the bottom of the Bosley Locks and had a walk up to the top of them. That evening we met a lovely couple, Gary and Lou, who were moored very close to us. It turned out that he also had a drone and that evening we walked up to the locks and took some pictures with the drones. Gary had lights on his drone and it made for some great photos.
It was a little nippy tonight so we lit the fire for the first time in ages.
Still loving life, living the dream! See ya later. Climbing The Cloud tomorrow! Well, trying to anyway!