FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2011
There is a well situated Tesco store on the junction of the Whaley Bridge and Buxworth arms that we made good use off, the views as we retraced our steps to Marple were just as good. We turned into the start of the Macclesfield Canal and immediately went passed another wharf that covered a small arm off the main canal and then obviously Del Boy and Rodney had traded up from a Reliant three wheeler to a boat, well done lads!
The large Goyt Mill dominated the horizon for a while, restored and occupied and then for ten miles or so we were back into rural surroundings, before Bollington where again Clarence and Adelphi mills demanded our attention. Macclesfield, whose main claim to fame is as a silk spinning and weaving centre, was soon upon, we tried to moor up in the country but the water was to shallow to get any where near the bank and eventually we tied up between the Puss In Boots pub and the original Hovis Mill. The town is way down the hill and although I don’t like mooring near pubs we had a quite night.