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... it was rather nice again.
The biggest problem with the rain was that it meant there was nowhere to sit, and standing at the back of the boat seems rather odd when you aren't in control of the tiller, plus Carrie moans that she can't see round me.
So we found my parents and grandparents walking down the canal towards us as we reached Hopwas, after a small debate we decided we would pull in and pick them up. It would be hard to outrun someone on ...
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.
... of Derby, provided a scenic respite from the hustle as well as the bustle.
Christmas Eve was a fairly low-key day. We accompanied Charlotte to a nearby market, the Denstone Hall Farm Shop, to pick up a few items, and I was able to convince the girls to go lurking through a nearby cemetery with me on the way back (you know me and my cemeteries...).
One thing we learned (and quickly) is that the English do not play around with the tea. The ...
... my best, but as you can see from the picture, packing lightly isn't going so well. And this is just the beginning!
Everything seems to have been sorted out for our journey now though. Travel insurance, car insurance, first aid kits galore. So everything is finally coming together and I'm getting really excited about it all ...