Yesterday morning I had the job of transferring Graham's car (tank) to Bugsworth Basin our next 'port of call' and then walking back to meet the two boats as they made their way along to Bugsworth. We were last here in mid August and I expected to see quite a few winter moorers here at the basin but no, almost deserted. The advantage of covering the same ground is that you have a idea where it is good to moor etc. and the best Bugsworth moorings were vacant and beckoning us in.
As you can see from the photo's, the morning walk was in weak winter sunshine, a nip in the air ensured a brisk walk to keep oneself warm. There were hardly any boats about but plenty of local dog walkers and hikers on the move.
Above, looking out across the Goyt Valley towards New Mills and beyond. Today we are planning a trip to the Blue John mines at Castleton and over the next few days we plan to walk some of the scenic Derbyshire dales, Monsal and Dove and Millers maybe.