Douglas diary Monday 5th October 2015
Well, the early morning weather was not as bad as forecasted. I managed a short walk with the old man before breakfast in light drizzle and then it cleared up with almost enough blue sky to make at least a pair of shorts for a small sailor.
We headed off from our mooring at Milton on the Caldon to continue our journey through the four counties. At bridge 19A to complete the less salubrious end of the lovely Caldon as we approached Stoke I saw my king fisher again. As bold as brass sitting on a fence, not moving, unfortunately we were and my bearded one nearly broke his neck juggling with the steering at the same time as searching for his camera, all to no avail. Then we stopped to visit Emma Bridgewater, at least they did, she owns a huge pottery and I guarded my long kennel while they spent some money. Then we were off again, we arrived back on the Trent and Mersey and swung a right towards Crewe. We stopped for some provisioning before mooring up for the night at a beautiful lake and park, just short of the Harecastle tunnel which we will tackle in the morning. I took them both for a long walk. I remember this park, there are hundreds of geese and I love goose poo. Love Douglas x
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