Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – The Same but Different

This a weekend and the last I swapped the tranquility of Ezri and the Macclesfield Canal for 44,000 hysterical fans screaming and that make up the Robbie Williams and Take That fan bases respectfully at the City of Manchester Football Stadium

I am going to do something that don’t normally do which talk about my day job, I am not going to huge detail because of the way are now. The whole idea is to try and show you the contrast of my life on Ezri and work. 

The first thing is that Ezri is only 35 feet long and if I not on her all, she does is sit in the water chained the bank, but the stadium is a hive of activity, not only with the crew of stage hands, staff from four/five companies, food and beverage staff and finally the fans themselves. Each member of staff working out the best method to help the fans enjoy the nights.

The second this the sound the only sound Ezri makes come from her engine and then only when she’s moving. But as you may have guessed the stadium is full of sound and I not talking about the music the band played its, the sound of the crowd its a sound that you don’t really get over I have been doing this job for 11 years and still something that takes me a little by Surprise it some travels though you like water, 44,000 people all singing and dancing as one.

The last thing this kind of the same that’s what happens when it to end and move on to the next place, In Ezri’s case it just a simple matter of pulling up our chains and setting off, but when it’s time for the event to move on it takes the same stage hands and riggers a good few hours to take down all the steel, lights and Speaker systems all to be put back together again at  the other end of their journey.

Thank you for this weeks little side step As always thank you reading and see you next week. Which will have a lot more narrowboats in it.

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter Three  

The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King Book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

The day that changed the world. What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so Far – Jake takes a few steps into Al store room and finds himself in building site the dinner has gone and everything looks like a 1950 noir flim, the frist person Jake sees is the green card man and hands over the sliver dollar, He then makes is way out of the site he’s still in the same town. So he goes into shop and finds a newspaper the date reads September 9th 1958. The man is in fact the father of a man he knows. Jake spends a few minutes looking around the main street Comparing the things that he sees to the things he knows about the town.

He finally decides to go back into the construction site and find the makers he put down and steps which let him into this world, he gets back to find that only two minutes have past and Al lets him that not only its always two minutes but each time is like the frist the people you interact with don’t remember the one seems to is the green card man. Al has something for to Jake to do but the pain is much a needs a rest so they will meet up in six hour at Al’s home. 

Jake spends the hours thinking about what he saw and the feeling to go back builds.

And now the Continuation –  Part One –  Watershed Moment –  Chapter Three

  1. Jake goes to see Al who not only tells Jake he will be in hospital soon, (even if he had chemo and radiation, two doctors have told him this one in Portland and the other in Dallas 1963) but the dinner is done with to its rented space.
  2.  Jake asks Al wants going to happen to the hole when they move the dinner, Al has no idea its a freak of nature Jake thinks he knows want Al wants him to do but is not happy about it. but in the end hears the old man out.
  3. Al talks about going back 2000 and paying people to vote for Al Gore not Bush, but when it comes to history is full of watershead  moments like that they can’t stop the frist and second world wars and 9.11 Jake would have wait forty three years and be pushing eighty. But 1963 John F. Kennedy can live.
  4. Jake is afraid and needs to be convinced, so Al says just go back again and if you get stuck be the teacher you are or bet on things like he did for the four years me lived there. And then the butterfly affect who RFK be at the Ambassador all things of things that link into that one action by Lee Oswald. Jake wants to make sure that Al is right it was all one man, Al is sure and even meet the man Why not kill him then Jake asks infornt of the mans wife and child. Al has written all this down he needs Jake to cram the thing like a test. Al wants Jake to stop Oswald a year and a half before 
  5. Jake’s not sure and asks long he got before the dinner is gone, until the end of the month, one more thing Al has to tell Jake is about Carolyn Poulin and Andy Cullum.
  6. Al tells Jake about the first few years of using the hole and about him carving his name in a tree and coming back it find it, knowing things can be changed he starts to look for an for accident A twentyone year old girl is hit Stray bullet from Andy Cullum gun So Al goes back with a little help from a felted tree he stops Andy Cullum returning to 2011 Al looks up Carolyn but she not in Graduation photo she in the 64 one and in 1979 she winning prizes in Albany New York. But every trip down the rabbit hole is a reset and with Jake going back it time Carolyn is back in her wheelchair.

    What I Think – Al’s been trying to save everyone at the cost of his own health, after working things can changed but they are a one shot deal, as the reset kicks in everytime you come back. You stay and change everything or come back and nothing you do matters. How is Jake going wait that long in the past the save JFK.

    Hope you can join me for that, So thank you for reading and see you next week.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Seventh Day

    The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap The Sixth Day -Jack Ryan and Greer are given information by the CIA director himself about a spy they have working in the Soviet shipyards.

    On the Red October Ramius thinks may be sending the letter could have been a mistake but Quickly changes his mind, as it Prevents second thoughts.

    Jack, Greer and the  CIA director go to the white house and Ryan has to breathe the president all about Red October and it’s new engine then the facts about Ramius and his defection and about want action if any they should take plan they come up with is that someone should try and find the Red October with thw help of the British and that someone should be Jack

    THE SEVENTH DAY THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER pages 119- 158

    The North Atlantic
    Jack is well on his way in one of the bucket seats of Grumman Greyhound ot COD flying through a storm at 5000 feet, Jack hates it but the two pilots were enjoying it, Jack dislikes flying. He his head he Thinks about his previous life as a marine second lieutenant and it only 3 months earlier when you put two helicopter classed on Crete during NATO exercises nearly crippling him for life.

    The land but ohly just on the deck of the Kennedy, Jack makes a bolt for the Kennedy’s control tower but that has to wait for Admiral Davenport who just like pilots enjoyed the trip.The whole Kennedy is a mass of steel gun metal grey boxes on top of boxes, Which has Ryan totally confused but not the admiral who leads them to the flag officer quarters.

    The Admiral introduces Ryan to add rear Admiral Joshua Painter Ryan and then apologises for dressing as a naval officer because it was a CIA idea and then after Painter calls for food Ryan tells them everything. Painter is not to happy and even less so when Davenport says he would the Kennedy to Locate the Red October and somehow make communication contact with is skipper.

    And now somehow keep the thing, Jack is on his way again this time on a Harrier Jump Jet.

    The Dallas
    The soanar man Jones has been working aways on the unknown contact they made a few days ago and he thinks he knows what it could be so him and his senior officer go talk to Captain Mancuso, Jones has been working on his down time with his own charts, and tapes he’s made the sound is man made not only that but The same acoustical signature as a Russian submarine..

    Mancuso lets Jones talk and it all makes Makes sense so Mancuso decides that they will track this Russian submarine and he contacts Norfolk come on base to tell him of what they have found out.

    Atlantic Fleet Communications
    In Norfolk they get the message the Dallas is requesting to Leave the area of Patrol and investigate the unusual sounding characteristics of the submarine. They are given leave and they set off.

    The K. V. Konovalov
    200 miles Northeast of the Dallas in the Norwegian sea on the Konovalov Captain Tupolev has tow day old dispatch telling him of Ramius actions, He knows he will have kill Ramius no matter that he was family.

    The North Atlantic 
    The British Sea Harrier FRS 4 hovered briefly off Kennedy’s port saide as the pilot sized up at landing target. A few minutes later its down and  Tony Parker is helping Ryan into the spare seat. In less that a minute they are back in the air. All the time Ryan is watching the read outs which helps.

    They both talk a bit and it turns out they know each other but Ryan says not to tell anyone. They land and Ryan is taken to see Vice Admiral John White, Yet again Ryan the Vice Admiral the mission which is to Locate the Red October And for the British help and assistance they will get access to the same intelligence the Americans have on the ship if and when they are able to stop and locate it.

    The Red October
    Every two days all the radiation badges of all the crew are checked by Borodin and handed over to Doctor Petrov, he had the whole action down to a science. But today something has gone wrong something very wrong a few of the badgers are contaminated but not by anything in the ship. But in fact two days before they sailed borodin himself contaminated the badges using the doctors own x-ray machine. The doctor calls Ramius Borodin and they go through the motions of finding a leak and reassuring the doctor.

    The Pentagon
    Deep within one of the officers of the Pentagon lieutenant general Edwin Harris is playing Peacemaker between Admiral Blackburn and Rear Admiral Pete Stafford as all three of them tried to work out the movement of Soviet British and American fleets.

    The Red October
    Chief engineer Melekhin cleaned the reactor components before the starting to check for the leak watched by Ramius, Petrov, the engineering officer and one of the young the tenants three of the officers are carrying Geiger counters. All the readings are in the normal range but the chief engineer makes them do it again from the beginning.An hour later that second check has been completed. still nothing Just the contaminated badges.

    What I think – Well its haavy going there is a lot to take in and lot you can miss if your not careful, The whole Jones checking the acoustical signature was simple and easy to follow but then you get bogged down by the background on the harrier pilot and the fact that he knows Ryan and there is whole bit about shooting trip. So how each person works out want and why the people around are doing something.

    If you have been thank you for reading and as always see you next week for the next chapter.

    Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Pinned to the Bank

    It’s now time to leave Macclesfield which easier said than done having looked at both canal plan and google maps the place I want to end up at, just the other side of a bridge in walk distance Macclesfield town football ground looked fine, but it was only when we (me and dad) walked down there did we it was over grown on the towpath side and shallow in places so I back tracked a little level with a place called Sutton/Sutton Hall just after the end of the three day moorings.

    Ezri been on the Macclesfield for quite sometime now and some of its been very simple to moor up using chains, but few times using pins which in some cases don’t work so well as people speeding make them lose, or in this case the space that was left I could get Ezri’s front in but not her back end, which stuck out just a little bit and no matter now hard I tried to pull her into the side of the bank. 

    I had planned to lift Ezri’s weed hatch to check out a few things out, but that will have to wait until the next moving/Maintenance day before I can do that. which I am going to move around just to make up for very small trip this week. So for now I not as far along as I would have like and things I want to do will be dangerous, as Ezri is literally on pins.

    As always thank you reading and see you next week.

    Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  27 miles 4 furlongs

    Miles covered this trip =  7 1/4 furlongs

    Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40

    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter Two  

    The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King Book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

    STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

    The day that changed the world. What if you could change it back ?
    On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
    President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
    If you had the chance to change history, would you?

    Would the consequesnces be worth it?

    The Book so Far – In the frist person we meet Jake Epping who is teacher, who teachs a Adult English Class, one of pupils Harry Dunning has just graduated and togehter they for a burger at place they both know a run by a man called Al Templeton.

    Two years later Harry’s last day of work, Jake gets a call from Al who asks him to come when Jake gets there it becomes clear that something is wrong Al is now sick in fact dying, but Jake doesn’t believe a man because 24 hours ago he was fit and healthy, 

    Al wants Jake to see something the Kitchen stores, When I get there Al ask Jake to remove all the metal objects from he’s clothes and then hand him some several more bills and a silver dollar for somebody called the Yellow card man.

    And the Continuation.- Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter Two.

    1. With his eyes shut Jake takes a few into the pantry but finds himself outside in a courtyard and Al’s diner is gone.
    2. He can see Al but he can hear him, he tells Jake he can get back the same way just feel for the steps but to look around frist. Jake is still in Lisbon Falls, Maine but when
    3. Still unsure what is really going on Jake marks the steps first with paper then a rock and takes a few step into the street, almost knocking down a wino looking like his straight out a 1950 film noir it turns out be the yellow card man so Jake gives the man the half rock (sliver dollar)
    4. He leaves the man a walks out into the world, touching a Plymouth fury car is hard and warm from the sun and very very real, standing at the corner of main street and route 196, the Kennebec Fruit Company now alive selling real friut and not the faded cold shell Jake knows, after watching a bus go by and thinking want if it ran him over. and nodding at a kid looking like James Dean/early Elvis heads inside a shop the newspapers tell him its September 9th 1958
    5. He picks up a paper and meets a younger Frank Anicetti who sells him root beer, but this turns out to be the father not the son. All three of them talk frist about a story by Shirley Jackson and then about route 117 all the time Jake just enjoying the world. he finishes his root beer and asks for the greenfront which turns out to a liqour store
    6. Not wanting to push his luck because of his clothes Jake feels it better he just head back to the courtyard making his way see the yellow card man buying some liqour in courtyard once more he finds the steps and just like before almost blacksout but Al’s there to help
    7. Al that explains that every time you back that only two minutes in time here and that every time is the first time for the people there like meeting you all over agian, only the yellow card man. Al wants to talk but needs to rest and needs to go home he and Jake will talk more there later in that night
    8. Jake goes home and waits for the six hours to pass but can’t think straight and at one point even believes that Al may have hypnotised him, He does the only thing that makes sense he drives to Main street. It was as if 1958 worth still right here only hidden in film of the intervening years. What did Al show him all this for did Al want him to do something and had the cancer stop you from doing it, Jake now what’s to go back.

        What I Think – So we have ourselves a time travel story which I could have guessed, but not just a stuck back in the past one and not just for the 11.22.63 is 1958 and both Jake and Al can move though time, I guessing Al spent to much time in the past so that’s why he’s really dyeing. How JFK finds into all this who knows but we shall see.

        Hope you can join me for that, So thank you for reading and see you next week.

        All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Sixth Day

        The following blog has Spoilers for the Tom Clanitsbook The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

        Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

        The Red October is heading west.
        The Americans want her.
        The Russians want her back
        And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

        Recap The Fifth Day – In Moscow Admiral Yuri Ihch Padorin get the letter from the Red October which sets all of Ramis plans, So Padorin calls Admiral Govshkow.

        The Dallas after the war games with the british, is now reporting the traffic moving in and out of Red Route One, Jones the sonar tec hears something he knows is not right he tells both the first officer and the captian, it sounds like ‘water being pushed though a pipe’ they tell him to run it though the computer which tells him the sound its just magama displacemet.

        Back in the CIA Greer and Ryan now have information the Russians now have all their ships/subs at they have no idea why but know is not a sea trairs. Rayn now has to stay a extra day trying to work out why.

        THE SIXTH DAY, WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER  pages 91- 118

        CIA Headquarters
        Ryan and Greer are in the officer of the director of Central Intelligence Arthur Moore, They each have a copy of the WILLOW docment from an angent called CARDINAL is Jack is not to sure about (what this infromation is we are never told we just get the history of CARDINAL.

        Reykjanes Ridge
        As the Red October head southwest Ramius thinks about his crew perhaps the letter has been a mistake, No it prevented second thoughts

        The White House
        Judge Moore takes Jack to the White House and the Situation Room a hand of people Jack has talked with before,everyone tells Jack not be nervous and to relax and the president walks in the door everyone stands.

        And then they turn to Jack his briefing is about the recent Soviet navel activity in the North Atlantic sea.

        Ryan then goes on to give them detailed specifications and the history of the Red October and her captain then telling about seeking a second opinion on the bow doors from Mr Oliver W. Tyler and now thanks to extra intelligence they know that Ramius has sent a letter and that as the whole Soviet Navy move out.

        In simple words the Russians are trying to locate Red October and if necessary to sink her, So what happens when they reach our coast is the question. Ryan believes that Ramius wants to defect. It not about a Preemptive strike on anybody because around me is could have released his missiles five days ago a still hit 

        The question now becomes why and is just him or the whole 110 men, so after a lot of back and forth its worked that its just the officers how many who knows but the rest of the crew wouldn’t know and just be following along.

        So what do we do The president asks Ryan his simple answer is we grab her, and is back up the judge Whether the whole thing is some kind of elaborate hoax by the soviets or it is true ramius is trying to defect action must be taken.

        it comes down to action they can take they will want the sub back her people to, they could call it a quarantine inspection, check her for seaworthiness, but they are getting a head of thereselves frist they need to find her and for that they need help.

        The British have a carrier out there to help, Admiral Greer will go to England and ask nicely as for telling their people they needed to be told just in case. And some needs to talk to the Soviets once they get into open water.

        The meeting ends and Ryan is about to leave when Moore ask him to step to one side the President wants Jack to fly out to the British carrier so he can be a civilian point of view. Ryan is not happy about put as the President points out Jack knows the history of the thing.

        CIA HEADQUARTERS
        Moore and Jack head back to CIA,Jack is given naval Commander uniform as cover with all the usual ribbons, the whole thing is given the codename, MANDOLIN Jack thinks Halloween would be better.

        What I Think – And we’re off Jack on his way to sea and the CIA are asking for help from the british, nice and simple what I didn’t need was the whole history and life story of the spy the CIA had in Russia, and then only finding out about the information four or five pages later. I had read to same page three times just to make sure I hadn’t miss something. We know Ramuis Motivation and we don’t need him second guessing himself for two pages.

        If you have been thank you for reading and as always see you next week for the next chapter.

        Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Lines Of Communications

        The question I get asked the most when people find out I live on a narrowboat is, how do you get the internet? Well until last week I would just point at my phone or the little tablet, that the nice people at EE setup. Which simply put was two sim cards one for the phone with text, calls and data and the other for the tablet some calls and texts but mostly data about 2GB in all.

        But all that changed a few days ago not only do I have a new Phone and tablet but new something called mifi box which I am told works like the wifi my dad has, I set everything up so that the data is about 6GB split between the box thing and my tablet. The phone is just the phone text, calls and little data.

        All are able to make emergency calls if needed and give my location too, I may be out in the middle of no where but I not totally out of communication range, when I frist started living on Ezri all I had was nine year old laptop which I would only have two hours use with a day, a simple phone, a road atlas and printed out paper plans of the route from Blue Water Marina to Littleborough

        But now almost two a bit years down the line I can not only plan and plot my whole 100 miles Adventure, work out within two or three meters were Ezri is and were she will end up. And all of this I wanted can be broadcast and shared with the world. 

        As always if you have done thanks for reading, and see you next week.

        Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part One –   Watershed Moment – Chapter One 

        The following blog has spoilers, for the Stephen King Book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

        STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

        The day that changed the world. What if you could change it back ?
        On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
        President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
        If you had the chance to change history, would you?

        Would the consequesnces be worth it?
        Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter One.

        It would it would appear that chapter ome is split into six little sections.

        1. Harry Dunning graduated with flying colours and having no family he invites Jake Epping his teacher and after that they go for a burger at place called Al’s who take a photo of them a hangs it on the wall.
        2. Two years later Harry Is now retiring from his job as custodian at the school, when he gets a phone call from Al who asks him to come to see him
        3. When Jake gets there the welcome sign now CLOSED & WILL NOT REOPEN DUE TO ILLNESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS & GOD BLESS. Al lets Jake in and Al is now ill in fact he’s dying, Jake can’t understand how in less that 24 hours
        4. Al had lung cancer but facts of how he got don’t add up for Jake, Al tells him he’s got something to show him. Which the storage for the restaurant
        5. Al ask Jake to give him the Contents of his pockets here show him it’s not a robbery and he will be giving everything back In fact Al gives Jake even more money.
        6. He then tells Jake about some strange man called ‘the yellow card man’ and he must give a sliver fifty cent piece to hand over,  Jack has really no ide wants going ,But decides to humour a dying man so he steps forward but as he steps forward his foot passes through something.

          What I think – Well so good it not want I expecting in fact is a very enjoyable read so far from the size of the book itslef not sure what role Harry plays in all this or why Al is now a dying man, I just going to have to carry on.

          Hope you can join me for that So thank you for reading and see you next week  , 

          All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Fifth Day

          The following blog has spoilers, for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

          Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

          The Red October is heading west.
          The Americans want her.
          The Russians want her back
          And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

          Recap The Fourth Day – Jack Ryan has some photographs of the Red October from British Intelligence who are willing to share them only if they can have a new toy the CIA have developed themselves, The deal is struck and three other CIA Offices,  Are shown the photographs including Jack immediate superior James Greer.

          Although the men can come up with solutions for the doors on the Red October shown in pictures, None of them really give a definitive answer so Jack wants to take the pictures to show a fellow they all know called Skip Tyler. 

          Skip Tyler Saved the doors could represent the inlet and outlet pipes of a new prive system for the submarine, But he will have to work on computer models to find out. So Jack tells him that there is twenty thousand dollars If he can find infinity of proof.

          At one of the many naval research And listening posts the US have They pick up the track Of the Russian submarines heading the wrong way Away from thea signed WarGames Maneuvers.

          THE FIFTH DAY – TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER – pages 67-90

          Moscow
          Admiral Yuri llych Padorin chief political officer of the Soviet Navy turn up for work, he’s given tea anc his mail for the day. Near the bottom of the pile was anOfficial looking envelope from the northern fleet the card number in the upper left corner shown came from the Red October.

          Ramis letter starts with a small joke calling Padorin uncle, but half way thought Padorin knows something is worng very worng, so he reads the whole thing again, his hands start to shake so picks up the direct line to Admiral Gorshkov.

          The USS Dallas
          Fresh from there NATO war games (NIFIY DOLPHIN) the Dallas is now reporting on the traffic in and out of Red Route one, with Sonarman Second Class Ronald Jones on the soner table. 

          As they move around the route Jones picks up something and tells Lieutenant Thompson its not screw sounds, not whales or fish. More like water going through a pipe. They put the sound though a new computer system, that could Identify ships by name from the individual acoustic signatures much as one could identify fingerprints of a human. But the system thinks the sound is just magma displacemet.

          But Jones know the system can be wrong so sets about making sure, because the frequency is all wrong. And so with blessing of the Captain works to find out, but then outside ‘someone stomps on the gas’  A Victor class sub doing thirty knots.

          The a second sub this one a Charile, they track them both moving forward trying to work out wants really going on now there is a Alfa Captain Mancuso gives the order opening the distant for the sonar convergence zone. Moancuso and his crew are ready, whatever the game might be.

          CIA Headquarters.
          4:45 in the moring when Greer calls Ryan back in, there is telex from the NSA and the Dallas ever sub/ship the Russians have is now at sea . Ryan wants to know if its the army too, but no just the fleet subs.

          Greer calls Vice Admiral Davenport who like Ryan is not so happy but Greer we have work out want they are up heading into the North Atlantic, it could just be a drill left over from Crimson Storm war games, 

          Rayn and Greer eat soon Davenport rings back yes everything is out but no sign of the Red October. Could they have lost a sub maybe or maybe not. In the photos they now it shows only the new subs heading out. Greer wants Ryan to stay a extra day now.

          What I think- It’s a very detailed book so far, We have back stories for almost every character and every character has a reason for acting in a certain way, this means that is lot it get though even if just finding out infromation, we are give the full step and sequence this takes. At few points I have had re-read the odd line or two. But I am enjoying it so far. Although this chapter has been very US heavry.

          Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Mooring in Macclesfield.

          This week to head in to Macclesfield, Its now become the rhythm too things, to a few days before I move dad comes with his car and walk or drive a long the canal network to a stopping point I have picked out.

          Now so far that’s been simple, over shooting or under shooting little town, villages and the odd however Macclesfield is a big place which does change a few things, You see Macclesfield have set out four mooring points with in the town limits. 

          Each have the following limits (working down passing AstraZeneca) 3 days on a set of flooting pontoons, 48 hours just out side the Puss in Boots public house, 14 days just after bridge 39 then 3 days at place called Gurnett.

          As always I picked the 14 days which was Ok only with Ezri being only being 35 foot the well used gaps in the anchor barrier don’t fit to well so both me and Dad end up with getting stung by the nettles, as we try to tie the ropes.

          Its surprisingly tranquil and almost like being back out in the sticks, with the houses on one side and the start of the golf culb on the other its like being on the border of a great forest, the only thing is that with rain comming I may have put the fire back on. Well just for one night 

          As always thank you reading and see you next week.

          Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  26 miles 5 furlongs

          Miles covered this trip = 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs

          Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge