We moved off to Stoke.
The rain did get us but we were most of the way to Etruria by the time the heavens opened and we were prepared so no big deal.
Moving off from Barlaston
Exiting Trentham Lock, our first of the day
We were following another boat or two so every lock was against us and had to be turned (emptied)before Yarwood could enter. We were being followed up by a hire boat with a crew of five so I was able to leave the top gate in their capable hands and hurry on to the next lock.
Stoke lock, empty and awaiting Yarwood
Look at those bottom gates...they ARE closed, do they need shimming?
The Flint Mill Etruria next to the last two locks of the day
Yarwood approaching Etruria.
We turned right into the Etruria basin, called it a day and moored for the night.