Monday, 8 June 2015

Rugeley - Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent

Rugeley - Shugborough
Going back to last Monday, after a final visit to Tesco we left Rugeley with full cupboards. It was drizzling most of the way so no photos. We made our way through Colwich Lock and moored up shortly after outside Shugborough Hall just in time before it poured down.

5 miles and 1 lock

Shugborough - Stone
We just stayed the night here, it was windy and raining and we had no phone or internet signal. The forecast for early morning was best and as we wanted to get to Stone we set off early to avoid the worst of the weather. It was so still and sunny when we left but the wind was gradually picking up throughout the journey.  We went through the four locks at Stone and moored up on the visitor moorings at the top.

10 miles and 9 locks

Stone - Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent
We have been lucky and have had a few sunny days, although a bit of a cool breeze. It's been great having the lakes on the doorstep so we've been doing lots of exploring around them and Dudley had his first paddle. I needed to pick up a few bits in Stoke-on-Trent so as James was still catching up with the pen making I walked to Longport and got the train into Stoke. We have now removed the roof boxes again and the roof has had a good clean ready to go through Harecastle Tunnel tomorrow.

12 miles and 10 locks

TOTAL 237 miles and 208 locks

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