Not such a good day weatherwise today, not wet but cold and overcast. We left Bugsworth at about 8:45, topped up with water and then set off down the Peak Forest back towards Marple. Andy Russell was working at Furness Vale so we stopped by to ask him about the touchup paint for the gunnels.
Last night we noticed that the boat seemed to have a list. The only explanation was that all the water from the spillage was still in the boat somewhere. We had mopped up quite a bit with towels etc, but the tap was full on for about 40 mins, so there must be some more.
There were several boats moored with us last night who all said they were going up the flight today. There was a boat down late yesterday which meant that the locks should all be empty in our favour. This, and the weather forecast promissing rain, led to make the decision for and early start. So