Tuesday, 15 September 2009

September Cruise - Day Five

No photo today as the internet connection is painfully slow. We set off from Barlaston at 8am, straight into Trentham Lock. It was overcast and chilly, but we've had sunny spells on and off all day.

At Stoke Locks, we passed several boats coming down which made life easier. At the top, Adrian did a fantastic spin turn into the Caldon Canal, and we stopped for water. Just above the staircase we passed Northern Pride and were able to shout hello.

We stopped for lunch at Hanley Park. The Caldon here isn't exactly picturesque, and is narrow, shallow, and has tricky bridges to get through. We made another brief stop at Milton to go to the shops, after which the canal improves considerably. Engine Lock is very deep and in an attractive setting, and the Stockton Brook flight is very nice indeed. We stopped for the night in lovely sunshine just around the corner from the the Endon Arm.

Tomorrow, Froghall. So I'm not expecting any internet at all!

12 miles, 15 locks. (61, 41)


Northern Pride said...

Hi Adam
It was good to see you and the drew, shame Barry didn't get his act together and take a photo! Enjoy Froghall, not a lot there but it's lovely and peaceful and The Holly Bush is a treat.

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Hi Adam
We are at Leek at the mo, heading back down the arm to Hazelhurst and planning to more near Milton tomorrow night - if you are heading our way look out for us, although we may be past Hazelhurst by the time you get there.
Pip & Roger nb Windsong