Thursday, 12 September 2013

Walking not painting.

Woke to a fine morning but forecast is for rain later so I will leave the paint and brushes in the cupboard. Instead we would have a walk along the towpath pass the lock flight and into Stone and be back by midday when the rain was due to come in.

Half way on the Trent & Mersey

Shed with character

Sue eyeing up some plums just right for scrumping.

A boat about to come out of Yard Lock and under bridge 94 on right of the picture is a carving of 'Christina'

Wooden Carving in memory of Christina Collins

One of Canal Cruising Company's Dry Docks.

Joule's canal side brewery, no smells of hops or barley today. It was bought out in the 70's by Bass Charrington who demolished the brewery but kept this warehouse.

Al capone's in town (Dodge)

Some smart Stone apartments canal side.

The smaler arch was for the towing horse

You can still see some of the grooves cut into the capping stones
and either side of the tunnel above.

Not sure what this is although it has got a functional seat on the reverse side

It appears the towns children have made ceramic tiles to use in it's creation. 

After our 4 mile jaunt it was back to the marina, a cup of tea and a sandwich in the on site Bistro for lunch before going back to the boat to do some chores , it's now 1800 hrs and the sun is still out, the rain that was promised hasn't materialised, I could of got that paint job completed.

Alex rang and the joiner will be at the marina Saturday afternoon to look at our projects.

While I write this Sue has been catching fish.


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