Daily Archive: August 17, 2012


Against the odds

New Mills to Higher Poynton: 8 miles, 1 swing and 2 lift bridges “Shall we stay here then?” asked the Captain this morning. He’d been gazing at weather forecasts and met sites on the computer. “There’s a 98% probability of heavy rain today,” was his solemn pronouncement.  Should the Cleddau crew surrender, incarcerate themselves all day inside the boat on the canal above New Mills, seek out crosswords and cross-stitch and Trivial Pursuit and quiet games to keep themselves entertained…?...