Saturday, 16 June 2012

We have not moved far since this morning. The weather has been terrible. We are now about 300 yards from the first lock of the Marple flight. (16 locks in 1 mile).
We walked into Marple at lunchtime, only to find lots of people dressed in fancy dress and costumes. On asking a local person, we were informed it was Carnival Day. So, we had a drink in a local pub and waited until 2.00pm. The Carnival start time.
We have not seen a carnival in years, so it was quite exciting to see the brass bands, bagpipes, local drummers and the carnival queen slowly pass us. Well it made you forget about the rain for half an hour.
The weather forecast for tomorrow looks brighter, so hopefully we can make an early start and complete the locks in the dry.

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