Wednesday August 16th
Another dull start, what happened to the summer?
Headed off about 09:20 and worked our way down through Stoke locks. Note the "down", we passed the summit at Harecastle and are now going downhill.
Pleased to see a lot of regeneration going on along the canalside; the run through Stoke is rather more attractive than we remember from several years ago.
Had to stop to go to the bank in the middle of Stoke – dicing with death crossing a major junction improvement scheme near lock 36.
Weather improving steadily through the day, moored up near the Wedgewood factory at Bridge 104.
Just the Meaford and Stone flights tomorrow, then most of the hard work is out of the way.
8 miles, 6 locks.