Monday, 27 July 2015


The 2015 cruising season has officially started! Last night Dave the Rave and Margaret arrived and this morning we moved Dave's car to Anderton to await our arrival in Gecko. We returned to Stone by train - Northwich-Stockport-Stoke-Stone.  After lunch we set off for the first cruise of the year. 
We had thought of visiting the Wedgwood museum at Barleston but it now costs £15 which  is outside our entertainment and education budget. So we pressed on to Trentham Lock.

Since our last visit a panel has appeared welcoming us to Stoke-on-Trent. That was nice of them.

The locks on this stretch of the Trent & Mersey Canal have a footbridge across the lock at the bottom end. These have a split in the deck for the horse drawn boaters to drop the tow rope through.By doing this the horse could tow the boat into the lock without being unhitched.

The last renovation of the split bridge at Trentham Lock fitted hand rails which would prevent any tow rope from dropping through the split
Well done that man!

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