Daily Archive: August 21, 2013


Two Statues, four miles apart

Stone to Wedgewood: 4¼ miles, 8 locks              Uphill through Stone this morning – slowly.  Pride in the town is widespread: flower displays frame a local information board, helpful information panels explain the canal’s history and buildings, while factories, works and apartments do their bit to add to the floral spectacle.               At the first lock The Star pub was closed, so there were no beer-swilling gongoozlers to make remarks, ask questions – or even award marks for technical merit!              ...