What better way to spend a Monday morning than a walk through the woods in February sunshine. It was lovely.
The footpaths were soggy and muddy, but we were soon getting very warm climbing up through the woods to Foxtwood.
Back on board we had coffee and then set off from the quiet basin and back through that tunnel (see previous post) passing back through Consall, past the Black Lion following the Churnet Valley Railway Line, on to Cheddleton, Hazelhurst junction and stopping as the sun set at Endon.
Tuesday morning was very frosty and very beautiful, the sun was shining through the frosty haze and when it finally broke through the day was glorious.
A super day for cruising and we were heading back to Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent aiming to get to Minh's Oriental for a buffet lunch. Working the 9 locks and 3 bridges kept me warm and the walk between them was a treat.
Unfortunately our camera is broke....... the switch to turn it on, doesn't! So sadly there are no pictures of those beautiful frosty trees and hedges, you'll have to imagine them. Once the battery is charged on the old, not so good camera, we'll have photos again on these pages.
Froghall - Endon
8 miles, 9 locks, 1 tunnel
Endon - Etruria
8 miles, 9 locks, 3 bridges