|I selected this top Mothers day plant for our daughter.|
|Miss you Mum|
|Filling the water tank at Park Lane|
The vista has become even more rural the more we cruise into the Caldon. It is hard to imagine we are travelling on an artery that was built in 1779 to haul limestone out of quarries for the Potteries and the industrial midlands. In parts a railway line runs parallel to the canal, this sounded the death knell for the canal as freight traffic switched to the faster mode of transport.
|Hazelhurst top lock, the Leek branch goes under the bridge on the right|
|I'm able to help at locks on the descents.|
|Different style of paddle opener.|
|Leek arm crossing above us.|
We moored at Denford close to the Hollybush pub, only two miles today.
|Enjoying an Ale|
|Handsome stone barn conversion|
|The Hollybush, FL second boat back.|
One of the mile posts (this one is outside the pub). Unfortunately the canal now terminates at Froghall some 7 miles from here, much of the remainder which went to Uttoxeter has been filled in and one of those pesky short term railway company's laid tracks over it, the railway has long gone and now the route is a bridle way.
|Life in the country|