The result is mobile device's going flat really quickly as they TRY and seek out reception... with no luck.
Having a spent a night at Postlane visitor moorings (it might not be called Post lane come to think of it) we would have left early HAD 2 Black Prince Hire boats NOT been moored on the water points... we wanted to fill up but 2 boats had turned up over night... it turned out, John Prescot (you remember him - Johnny Two Jags of M4 bus-lane fame) was on one of them... I wasn't very well humored as I linked all our hoses together and struggled to reach back to the 'proper' moorings. hey ho... most folk were hirers once - generally hirers are fine and in fact, tend to have a lot more smiles than more experience boaters.
It was a blooming awful cold and windy day... the kind we're normally "sit out" but we have a schedule to keep to at the moment and want to be up in Marple with a couple of days grace before or first guests of the season join us.
I have no idea what happened to my photos but when i transferred them off my phone, I've nothing until we went through Leek tunnel - I'd gotten it into my head that there was no where wide enough for us to turn around but Adam (off Briar Rose) put me right... There really wasn't a lot of water up there though and it was reminiscent of the Dewsbury arm of the Calder and Hebble "back home"...as the canal got more and more narrow and Ellis dragged it's bum along the bottom.
The end of the arm isn't very spectacular...