Monthly Archive: September 2017


Made it!

Given that such a great deal of planning had gone into July’s Nearly party in Pembrokeshire and that another birthday celebration lies ahead later in the month, what to do, where to be and how to mark the actual decade-changing day had not featured on the planning schedule. First though, on September the first, boat and crew needed to head north back to the Macclesfield Canal. Harecastle Tunnel – a sixth (and final) transit this year.    While lead boat...


Pottery pottering

Cleddau’s trip along the western end of the Caldon Canal had been to allow a trip to the Emma Bridgewater Pottery.      It’s there in Hanley, side on to the canal. Visitors from the canal first need to negotiate Stoke-on-Trent’s fast traffic as it speeds along the dead straight Lichfield Street.. This year The Cheshire One has developed a fondness for pottery painting: this was to be her fourth experience after visits to The Kiln in Bedford, to a...


Double Trouble

Bosley Lock 12  – MIlton – Etruria: 24½ miles, 9 locks, 1 tunnel  After three nights moored below Bosley Locks it was time to move off on Bank Holiday Monday.       Extra crew in the person of The Cheshire One was due to be picked up at Scholar Green later in the day. It was a lovely morning; there was the painted cow     and there was the looming hulk of the Cloud over to the left.    ...

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