Yesterday we travelled from Weston Upon Trent to Stone.
Stone is a very picteresque town approx 12 miles from Stoke on Trent. It is a typical canal town, with bars and restaurants along the waterfront. It has four locks which are very deep, and because of the time they take to empty and refill, queues soon appear.
We had one of the best meals of our journey last night at the Dolce Vita Italian restaurant on the waterfront by the first lock (see below)
Today we passed through the four locks, with 4 other boats waiting behind.
Because of the weather we decided to stop at a village called Barlaston today. Travelling 4 hours 10 minutes covering 4 miles and 8 locks.
We are still enjoying the Trent and Mersey canal. The scenery is outstanding and everything is very clean.
Tomorrow (weather permitting, and the forecast looks bleak) we hope to travel through Stoke on Trent to a village the other side called Longport.