Daily Archive: August 29, 2012

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Over supply of rain…

Westport Lake (T&M) to Ramsdell Hall (Macc.): 6.3 miles, 1 lock Whether to stay, to go up – or to go down… such was the problem to be faced this morning, not early, because it was raining, not mid-morning because there was a blog to finish, not late morning because there was a last conversation to be had with Les and Jaq. The time came for departure. After rain, after showers, after a dry spell, but in a shower again...

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Slip, glaze and a game of cards

Milton (Caldon Canal) to Westport Lake (Trent & Mersey). 8.4 miles, 3 locks. Remember how last week Boatwif had been taken with the idea of an Emma Bridgewater factory tour, the Captain permitting? After four phone calls, an on-line booking and a distressingly early start on Tuesday morning  Boatwif was off-loaded at Bridge 8 with instructions to do the 10am tour. It was a glorious morning: sun sparkled on the water, boaters and dog-walkers smiled and waved. There was a...