We set off early this morning, left the Macclesfield Canal, turned right onto the Trent & Mersey canal, went through Harecastle Tunnel and moored at Etruria Industrial Museum. This diversion onto the Caldon Canal was so that we could pay a quick visit to our accountant who has his offices a short walk from the canal.
We got back to the boat to find one of the boats we'd built 2 years ago moored in front. It was Ron Sparks on Blossom Too. He's been living aboard for almost 2 years now and loves it as much as we do. After catching up over a cuppa we continued down Stoke locks. Not only were there goslings all over the Westport Lake moorings but we also saw our first cygnets of the year swimming happily along near Festival Village.
We're now moored in a nice deserted spot just outside Stoke on Trent, not far from Stoke City's football ground Brittania Stadium. The view from the boat is really beautiful. It's so nice to have a different view every time we moor up and its even better that someone else mows the grass!