Wednesday, 17 June 2009
This one is for Jullie to remind her of the middlands.
Danny in training
Danny working hard
We are still creeping further north, Buggerlugs is now in Congleton on the Maccelsfield canal. Yesterday we left the Trent and Mersey having passed all the old pottery works and the kilns some of the brick work was outstanding we then negotiated the Harecastle tunnel, at 1 3/4 miles long it is one of the longest in England and takes 3/4 of an hour to get through, we managed it almost unscathed we only lost the chimney, I had wanted to change it for some time as it was a bit battered but it was really stuck on and would have needed sawing off, however hitting the roof of the tunnel seemed to do the job at least now I will be saved the trouble of cutting it off. Danny passed his training as helmsman course with flying colours, all he has to do now is practice knotting, one thing he will not have to do is practice his fishing skills as he beat me 10 / 9 but he did have Noreen's help He has now returned home with the trophy.
We dropped him off at the station in Congleton at lunch time, It was great to have him on board and hope he managed to Chill.
We are now hold up in Congleton it is raining very hard at present so we will rest here overnight, tomorrow we have 12 locks in two flights so it needs an early start.
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