We passed through Barlaston and the Plum of feathers pub that belongs to Neil Morrissey of Men behaving Badly fame, though he was not in when we passed.
Just outside Barlaston we came across the site of a boat building yard that now has a lovely house and grounds. Old lock gates sit side by side with ornamental Sheep and pigs. It even has its own wharf with crane to remove stop boards.
|House at the boatyard, the gates have that inscribed into them too!|
|And the gardens would hold a football pitch|
|Wouldn't you just love moorings like these to yourself?|
|First of the 3 boats ahead enters the top lock|
|Our turn next|
|Two gone down last one ahead to go|
|Children eager to help but slowed us down. Not that there is any rush.|
This place brought back many happy memories as it's the home of Canal Cruising Company and base for Olivier Ginger. It was from here we started our Llangollen Cruise back in 2002.
|Canal Cruising Company base at Stone|
|Our trip ended with me winding the boat into that shed.|
Total distance:3.82 miles Elapsed time:3h38m15s Locks:7
Bridges:15 Average speed:1.05 mph (2.97 lock/mph)
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