Goyt Mill looms over the canal as you enter Marple a fine relic of an industrial past long gone. The Mill spun cotton and was built in 1905. It operated until 1960 and in its hay day employed almost 500 people operating approximately 127,000 spindles.
Passing the mill we start to look for a mooring but no joy. We press on to the offside service block and empty the nasties and top up the water again. Fortunately of the three occupied moorings opposite the services one of them is occupied by Nb. Festina Lente and they are moving off to Bugsworth, result!
Joe and Andy complete a bit of boat ballet and we swap places.
Boats swapped, Yarwood tucked into the space between two other boats and Festina Lente on the services getting ready to go off to Bugsworth.
We have had a wander around the town and got some money out of a hole-in-the-wall and tonight I am promised a Chinese takeaway from a place we tried with Jill and Graham years ago. Salt an Chilli prawns coming up!