Monthly Archives: August 2008

Day Six: Back on the Trent & Mersey

I really don’t like canals in cities (is Stoke on Trent a city?) after a few days cruising in the Staffordshire countryside the noise is almost deafening, the good news there is we were soon out of the city and … Continue reading

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Day Five: Caldon Canal

Went for a ride on an old Steam train from the USA, quite a nice whistle. Tried a pub “The Foxleys” on the way back towards the Trent & Mersey but it was a bit rough lots of signs mentioning … Continue reading

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Day Four – Harecastle Tunnel and Caldon Canal

We expected to be in the queue at Harecastle for most of the morning so set off early. Two locks later and the tunnel keeper waved us straight through 🙂 from the tunnel it is all flat until the start … Continue reading

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Day Two and Three

Well the connectivity has been useless so no pictures or maps until we get some 3G. We stopped for lunch at the Kings Lock (mmm roast lamb) and ended up in Wheelock for the night great food at the Old … Continue reading

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Day One

We left Preston Brook at about 4pm it rained for about an hour after we exited the Preston Brook tunnel, got nice and wet. We are moored next to the old Lion Salt Works in Marston, the pub “The Salt … Continue reading

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