We set off a little early as we wanted to do a trip round Paradise Mill at 1145, but that was not to be.
While Diana had Royal Oak electrical swing bridge open a boat came up behind us so I waved them passed, in return they
We were about to pull in to the 24 hr moorings just before bridge 37 when a boater coming the other way said the visitor moorings the other side of the bridge were much better and completely empty so we carried on to them and he was right, there are a row of floating pontoon moorings from just passed the bridge to the winding hole.
By the time we had walked down to the Silk Museum in Park lane it was mid day, so we booked two places on the 1 pm tour and went to Weatherspoons for lunch which is conveniently just round the corner. Here again Weatherspoons have taken an old building and tastefully converted it for modern use, It was originally St Michael's vicarage and then became the home of the Useful Knowledge Society and later addition a Technical School.
We had an interesting afternoon at the museum with the conducted tour of Paradise Mill which still houses a row of silk
It was after 4 pm when we got back to the boat and decided to move on before mooring for the night. By now the weather had warmed up quite a bit and the sky had quite a bit of blue in it, we carried on for a little over an hour to Bollington where after
7¼ miles in 3¼ hours