We pulled pins from our mooring opposite the Wedgewood factory at 07.10 with the intention of getting through Stoke on Trent as soon as possible .Such a shame yet again that this is another city that has a bad name for canal travellers although I believe that money is shortly to become available to be spent along the canal through the city . Whether this money will be spent to make some safe secure moorings remains to be seen.
The first lock of the day was only about half an hour away and seemed to be a bit deeper than previous locks on this section . Yet again there was the gap in the lock cross over bridge to allow a horses rope to pass through .
After passing a few local Scoates openly doing drugs we came across this mess in the canal . As always when we see floating crap like this we knock Inca out of gear and coast through as to try and avoid the propeller becoming fouled.
Arriving at Harecastle tunnel and we were waved straight in and had a good uneventful trip through . We have never been through in this direction before and were surprised at how loud the fans were after we entered and they shut the tunnel door behind us.
How the other half live ! . Just past this house we picked up a mooring for the night with exactly the same view that this multi million pound house has .Then tomorrow our view will change as we head North up the Macclesfield.