Last year when we came through there were some nice raised bed gardens by Meaford Lock, it doesn’t look as if they have been touched since then which is a shame as someone put a lot of effort into it early on in its life.
The canal looked very tranquil with no wind and sharp
reflections and it was nice I didn’t even have a coat on.
I am glad this chap is keeping abreast of things and wearing his face covering, although I don't think it is really necessary on a canal bank out in the open with just your dog for company.
It was quite a short day for us as we have to time it to make our booked passage through Harecastle tunnel, Tuesday morning would have been a bight tight so we plan to moor at the tunnel tomorrow night.
5.5 miles, 5 locks 3 in hours.
Map courtesy of Waterway Routes https://www.waterwayroutes.co.uk/