Daily Archive: October 3, 2011


Red and orange

Barlaston to Church Lawton, 12 miles and 12 locks (including the Harecastle Tunnel) Red and yellow and pink and green Purple and orange and blue… So go the opening lines of I Can Sing A Rainbow. The tune of it began to bounce in the brain this afternoon after contemplating the colour contrasts of the day.               An early (0800) start had been called for. The engine had roared into life before breakfast cereals had emerged from the cupboard....