Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Just a quick stop for a Leek

Yup we are now in Leek, well actually just outside the town and next to an industrial estate but you can't see it and its actually quite pretty.  This arm of the canal is only a few miles long and there is good shopping in Leek.  Most of it is in woodland which is currently full of bluebells.  To get to it we had to do a 170 degree turn out of a lock from the other arm of the canal which was 'interesting' to say the least and its the first time I've had to use one of our bank sticks to push the bow out and get us turning.  We're back down the Caldon tomorrow.  On the way I must fill the water tank to full to get the bow down as much as possible because there is one bridge in Stoke which we literally only just got under on the way up.  We should be in Etruria and back on the Trent and Mersey by the weekend.  Sorry no photos today 'cos I forgot to take any.

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