Here I am Rune
Distance 7.1 miles
Total 2628 Locks 122 Tunnels
Running total mileage 3635.4 miles
My aim today was to get to Stone since I booked myself a blood donor session at Stoke on Trent for the evening (5.20pm) so needed to moor early enough to be able to catch the train from Stone to Stoke to enable me to arrive on time. All went pretty much according to plan. I had some doubts as we passed through the main area of Stone where all the moorings are private, but as we passed out the other side a few mooring became available. We are also comfortably within the distance needed to get to our rendezvous at Standedge Tunnel on 16th June, we have a few days in hand at the moment.
The one point of interest during the day was passing a waterside animal which could have been a mink, otter or escaped ferret judging by the way that it moved, it would be nice if it were an otter. Tried to photograph it but we were passing another boat at the time so was unable to make a good job of photographing it.
|The halfway marker of the Trent and Mersey canal in Stone|
|Entering Yard Lock under Workhouse Bridge, the 'statue' on the right is a memorial to a murder victim, Christine Collins|