The whole point of this adventure is a that Ezri and me do a 100 miles, I have been doing my best to keep up with how many miles we have done so far, but the thing is that the numbers don’t add up.
The last time we moved from Bancroft Pipe Bridge to Higher Poynton Winding Hole that makes 2 miles and so I though it would add to 22 miles but want it really is 19 miles 5 furlong. I will walk you though the maths and the miles.
Bugsworth = 0 miles
Stains Road Narrows = 6 miles 2 1/4 furlongs
Carr Swing Bridge = 4 miles 1 furlongs
Leaving Peak Forest Canal – Macclesfield Canal
Bancroft Pipe Bridge = 6 miles 2 1/4 furlongs
Higher Poynton Winding Hole = 2 miles 4 furlongs
So we take the big simple numbers 6+4+6+2= 18 miles
Now for the furlongs 2+1+2+4+4= 13 furlongs
But there is 1 mile to every 8 furlongs so 8 – 13 = 5 furlongs and we have 1 new big number to add to the over all miles and that’s were get 19 miles and 5 furlongs. That means thats I was out by 3 miles, which can be made up over the adventure anyway.
Using the map was desinged and illustrationed by Bek Cruddce (search Bek Cruddce or read my Mapped Out blog post) I have marked once again in purple our trip but also marked the miles we have coverd.
The other odd thing is, that if you do the whole trip without stops it only 10 miles, 7 1/4 furlongs which I not sure understand because its all the same trip.
So if you have been thank you for reading and see you next week.