As soon as we had breakfasted we pulled the boat back on to the services and filled the water tank, the washing machine was on dealing with a change of bedding and as soon as the tank was brimmed Joe winded (turned) Yarwood and we head back out on to the T&M and set off north through Stoke.
Yarwood being winded (turned)
Tidied up and unused but this building would have been a covered dock for the loading and unloading of narrowboats.
The much photographed Middleport Pottery building
An example of what was once a ubiquitous bottle kiln...these were everywhere in the pottery towns a one time.
Canal St. sign
And the semi- derelict building the sign is attached to
Also in Canal Street...that would make lovely flats and preserve the industrial building
Another Bottle Kiln
West port Lake. We normally moor here.
Approaching Harecastle Tunnel and no queue
We moored up and booked in with the Tunnel Keeper and then 20 minutes later the barrier was moved and out emerged a south bound boat.
North portal, out of the tunnel and in the 'rusty water' again
With nowhere to moor before the turn on to the Macclesfield canal, we turned anyway.
The beginning of the Macc - strictly speaking though it is not until after the stop lock at Hall Green but these days most of us consider it starts at Hardings Wood Junction as you turn under the bridge.
Moored up at Poole aqueduct
We had those showers, lovely hot water after the cruise, and tidied up Joe and I walked along the T&M to the Red Bull Hotel and had lunch before going to Tesco at Kidsgrove to top up supplies.
The Red Bull, lockside at lock 43.