Another early start from our mooring at Bollington and Curly is slowly but surely falling out with me , she just doesn’t like early mornings. We are soon passing Clarence Mill which once again is another mill converted in to flats. Talking to a local yesterday he said that a 2 bedroom unit would set you back about £200,000 although they are very spacious.
The end of the Macclesfield canal and this is the junction at Marple . We will eventually head down the Marple flight of locks which is on the left when we exit , But we are going to head right and spend a few days in Bugsworth Basin.
We went through three lift bridges during our cruise along the Peak forest on our way in to Bugsworth basin and at everyone we met another boat and it ended up with Carolyn operating each bridge. It’s funny how that always seems to happen to us.
Nearly at the end of our cruise and we head through New Mills which is famous for it’s sweet factory . It’s the Swizzles Matlow factory with it’s best selling product which is Lovehearts . As you cruise by you get the scent of the sweets being produced in the factory and it’s always good to get a wave from the people who are working inside .Needless to say Curly wanted to stop and see if she could get a tour around the factory.
We then picked up this mooring (top of picture on the right) in a near empty basin. The moorings here are 48 hours although we have been told if we want to stay a bit longer we could ask the Warden for a short extension. With Carolyn and Curly wanting to stay here as long as possible it looks like we could be here for a few days.