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today everyone else has gone for what will doubtless be a very soggy hike up Kinder Scout. Having no raincoat and only one pair of usefull shoes, I opted to stay and mind the boat.
Between showers (and under some) I took a stroll to the nearest town, New Mills.
It has more arches than anywhere I've seen. It is built on the side of a very steep hill. The rivers Goyt and Sett meet in the bottom of the valley and the water supply ...
... so despite both me and Carrie being exhausted we limped our way into Armitage.
Once moored up it seemed like Carrie got a burst of energy so went blackberry picking, we then had a dinner of beans on toast with mushrooms followed by french toast with a kind of jam style coulis using the last of the fresh fruit.
We stopped for lunch just south of Great Haywood, but first we went through Tixall Wide. Basically Tixall House didn't want their view spoilt by a canal, so it was disguised as a lake. Seems like a clever way to disguise a canal, and is quite an impressive thing as you come round the corner to find a massive expanse of water before you.
We stopped a little further on for lunch at a nice little lock side restaurant which gave us ...
... of mom boiling the berries when she made her elderberry jelly. Of course Dad took his share of the berries over to his old buddy, Herb Fish to brew a different concoction, that us kids were not suppose to know about. What a great memory of home to have in the middle of a forest in England.
Unfortunately, you're not going to see gothic architecture or ...
... After a quick trip to the gift shop of course, with my shopoholic daughter who had a fiver holiday spends from Auntie Shell burning a hole in her pocket and desperate to spend it. We left the gift shop plus one purple feather pen a purple heart and silver cross keyring and a wooden bow and arrowe. A kind of camp Robin Hood meets Brave's Merideth. One happy girl. Oh and £8 lighter. Amiras big brown eyes won her an extra £3 from Daddy. Weather was cold and rather windy. ...