Ooops, we really have got into this swing of rising late and hence being the last boat to leave the moorings. Fraser went into the little town of Milton this morning to order a new battery for his computer as his current one is dead. Milton is a tiny village with a second hand book … More Caldon Canal to Leek – Tuesday, 31st May 2016
oved off at 10.30am heading towards the Caldon Canal. We ascended 5 locks and then had to do a three point turn to get onto the Caldon Canal. The junction was extremely busy with lots of boats waiting to either come up or down the locks on the main canal. It can get rather nerve … More Caldon Canal – Monday, 30th May 2016
A rather leisurely commencement to the day raising our heads at 9.30am. We are going to use the excuse that jet lag is still upon us. We were meant to wander down the canal to the Wedgewood Factory but in the short distance of ½ mile we managed to get ourselves slightly lost. Finally … More Wedgewood/Trentham Gardens – Sunday, 29th May 2016
We think we are finally caught up on sleep and back on schedule. Jet lag doesn’t seem to affect dogs!? Spent the morning doing a final few errands like obtaining a spare tube for the bikes and those items we forgot on our shop from yesterday. One of the things we remember doing a lot … More First Cruise Day – Saturday, 28th May 2016
Our intention today was to stock up the boat with food; collect the dog food we had ordered through a local vet in Stone; drop off the car and collect our two folding bikes. All of this happened according to plan. A nice change after yesterday’s debacle. We did a reasonable food shop at the … More Set Up Day – Friday, 27th May 2016
Set off from home at 2.00pm when Dwight drove us to Air Canada cargo to drop off the pooches and then around to drop us off. Our first day started out OK with us being allowed three bags on our flight along with being 4 lbs over on one of our bags with no additional … More Day from Hell – Wednesday/Thursday – 25th to 26th May 2016
Passengers checked in and ready to go Deck hounds check in counter was somewhat basic.
It’s been a busy time as we knew it would be prior to leaving. We deliberately left ourselves with spare time as we didn’t want a mad rush of things to have to achieve and be in a panic mode as we got to the airport. Last working day was Friday afternoon that commenced with … More Packed and ready to go!