|Approaching the junction with the Trent & Mersey|
|Lillian trying to get into Harecastle Tunnel|
We motored on down to Etruria and the Stoke locks. We discovered a queue of six boats waiting to go down the locks but as we needed to use the services we passed them by, used the services then reversed back to rejoin the queue. There was a boat coming up each of the five locks, except for one, which always makes life a little easier with someone else to help.
The area through Stoke is rather sad where potteries or steel works have been pulled down and just an area of wasteland left.
|Meaford Bottom Lock|
|The houses opposite our mooring|
Poole Aqueduct to Meaford Bottom Lock14.41 miles