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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 ...
... weigh them excessive amounts of time 'just to be sure') 'you really don't need this many pairs of shoes!'.
This will be the last post I make whilst in the comfort of my own home. Next stop Birmingham!
Will update soon,
It was a lovely surprise this morning, when we found out we could organise for a modest fee to have our big bag carried to tonight's destination. Debby almost springs out of the B&B just after 10 o’clock in the morning, an expression of delight on her face that today she will have no additional burden other than the demands I will make of her. We commence our walk paying our final respects to Silbury Hill, this morning looking almost sad as the ...