Our cunning plan today was to arise early...ish (7:30) and get a few more hours along the canal before the rains hit.
The rains hit at 8:00 even before we had finished breakfast, as I sit here typing this at 1:30 it is still belting down and we have got the fire alight again which is making us both warm, cosy and just that little bit sleepy.
I don't think it will be too long before I am reading what is written on the insides of my eyelids.
Here is another picture to tell a tale, these moorings were empty when we arrived.
A steady stream of private boaters have been giving up and are now waiting for a change in the weather.
I have a lot of sympathy for the hire boaters who are having to keep going to wherever it is they are going, this is their summer holiday.
All the cheery waving and smiling has gone out of the window at the moment though.
Here are a couple of pictures of the bottom end of the Macclesfield where it became so straight you can see a bridge through a bridge through a bridge and so on.
That's it for now, the eyelids are starting to droop as the warmth does its job.
A nice warm fire in July just about sums up the English summer doesn't it!