Travel Blogs from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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Homeward bound... and departing again!, Audley, United Kingdom travel blog

Homeward bound... and departing again!

A travel blog entry by piholland

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Its certainly been a hectic two weeks, after camping in France we took the costal road back to the ferry crossing. It was strange seeing the places we had visited on the start of our adventure, remembering how excited and scared we were last time we were ...

The farewell tour, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

The farewell tour

A travel blog entry by piholland

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We finally moved out of our flat on the 13th of March, which ominously was a Friday. But were not to superstitious so it went fairly ok. On the day we moved out we went to the Lake District for the weekend, the lakes are one of our favorite places ...

Goodbye England, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Goodbye England

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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It always hits me so late - the fact that I am leaving. The packing was done so far in advance (for once) that I had plenty of time to walk around the house saying goodbye to everything. Mum had already left for her tour to Ireland and my sister had ...

My family and other animals, Eccleshall, United Kingdom travel blog

My family and other animals

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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'Shall we do something today?' "Well it is a Bank Holiday!" 'How about Gentleshaw Bird Sanctuary?' "Why not. Dad get your coat, we're going out!" A family outing! ***** Gentleshaw Bird Sanctuary is a small place fairly near our home. It ...

Take it out, take the bloody thing out!, Stafford, United Kingdom travel blog

Take it out, take the bloody thing out!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Bored in the Midlands, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Bored in the Midlands

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Really, being in bed usually suits me fine, but not today, and not yesterday, and not for the next few weeks. Now I am awake enough to move, that's exactly what I'd like to do. It's amazing how much we use that connective tissue between the top and ...

Home, Sweet Home!, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Home, Sweet Home!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Setting off to Berkeley, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Setting off to Berkeley

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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At 1:20am, mum, dad and I gathered my things (one average backpack, and one small daysack) and walked down the road to wait for the National Distress (Express) bus to London Heathrow. And so began my adventure. It arrived late of course, and we proceeded ...

Leaflets for Democracy!, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Leaflets for Democracy!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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On May 5th, Britain takes to the polls to elect local officials..... which means it is leaflet delivering time in the village. Mum is running for council again, dad is not - which cuts the constituency in half. However, running for election still ...

Hey Little Sister, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Hey Little Sister

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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There are some things which seem to happen when I am about to leave. I have begun to regard them as a signal of change. The first is that a spider dies. I don't particularly like spiders that run fast, but I do praise their ability to mop up the flies ...

Upright, no longer uptight!, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Upright, no longer uptight!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Finally out of bed. A quick stagger around the garden, a quick ride in the new car, a quick slide to exhaustion. The world seems to be happening in an easy plane all of it's own. Damn, where's those ...

Brewood, Brewood, United Kingdom travel blog

Brewood

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Friday 17th 4 miles 1 lock Why is it that approx half of the boaters out at the moment do not slow down past moored boats? We always do. Most hire boaters seem to. BW boats - some do, some don't. I look at the people at the helm of boats whizzing past us ...

Home Sweet Home, Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by charding

You will be glad to know we made it back at last. The people in Muscat stuck to their word and we were put on, incredibly, a 30% full plane back to Heathrow. It took us 2 days to make the journey but we were both just glad to be back in time for ...

Well here we go......!, Staffordshire, United Kingdom travel blog

Well here we go......!

A travel blog entry by vicksanddan

Okay...here goes! We are finally leaving for Heathrow in the early hours of tomorrow morning, and to be honest I can't describe what is going through my mind, or what Dan is thinking. We have been building up to this moment for the last few months ...

Another fine day., Congleton, United Kingdom travel blog

Another fine day.

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Sunday 10th  4 miles   Often, our walk to church on a Sunday can be as long as my walk to find a newspaper but at least we have foreknowledge of where the churches are. The one we selected for today was supposed to be a mile from our mooring. ...

I don't believe it!, Barlaston, United Kingdom travel blog

I don't believe it!

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Sunday 3rd Went to St Michael's church this morning which sported union flags obviously made by the children some time earlier in the week. The flowers decorating the church had a red, white and blue theme - just like St Stephens in Ambridge, and ...

The English Midlands, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom travel blog

The English Midlands

A travel blog entry by samstravels08

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Saturday After three long flights I finally arrived in Birmingham as this is one of the closest airports to Uttoxeter where I would be spending the first four nights of my trip. I was met by mums cousin Kate and her husband Nick, who kindly offered to ...

On our way home., Polesworth, United Kingdom travel blog

On our way home.

A travel blog entry by d.s.b.

After a final thorough clean of the inside of the van, we left St Mabyn at about midday. Our journey back was almost a complete reversal of our journey down. Rather than taking the M5 route home, we travelled back via Dorset as we needed to stop off at ...

Stafford and Manchester England, Stafford, United Kingdom travel blog

Stafford and Manchester England

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... guess Manchester, rain, cold, sums it all up, but I had to agree they looked miserable – must have been Manchester United supporters.   It was wonderful running around the outside of the City of Manchester Stadium the home ground of the mighty ...

Touring with Peter and Maureen, Stafford, United Kingdom travel blog

Touring with Peter and Maureen

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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Sawadee krab Whilst in Stafford they started the summer walking tours – so in between down pours of torrential monsoon rain we skipped through the township of Stafford as guests of the historical (that's historical not hysterical) society. Our ...

Decisions, decisions, Church Eaton, United Kingdom travel blog

Decisions, decisions

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Thursday 16th 9 miles 1 very short tunnel Yesterday was a complete washout as far as the weather goes. We started the day undecided about what to do and when it began to rain we decided to stay put. Good decision. It rained the whole day and was also ...

On the road again, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by jayton

Wednesday. Not a good start to the day as it is a bit cloudy and cold.  Packed up the van and got on the road in 60 minutes.  That is from getting out of bed to putting the car in Drive.  Not bad going. An uneventful drive up to the new ...

On the move again, Mow Cop, United Kingdom travel blog

On the move again

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Saturday 9th 2 miles 1 lock Having just left 48 hour moorings that we have been on for about 60 hours, it was good to be on the move again. Haven't come far though. We were on a funny stretch of canal. At this point, the Macclesfield canal is about 15 ...

A garden and a house and a very very old tree., Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

A garden and a house and a very very old tree.

A travel blog entry by jayton

Wednesday.  Still a bit overcast but warm enough to venture out. Went to Biddulph Grange Gardens.  Thy were created by a man who made his fortune out of coal and iron ore mining.  He was smart enough to lease the deposits to ...

I still don't believe it., Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

I still don't believe it.

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Miles 8 Locks 6 The day started cloudy and threatening rain but actually held off until about 30 minutes after we moored. Before we left Barlaston we saw our two single handers go by and several minutes later another boat went past. We left about 20 ...

Gailey on our way, Acton Trussell, United Kingdom travel blog

Gailey on our way

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

Monday 20th  - Acton Trussell - Staffordshire 9 miles 10 locks Started off today with a slow meander along the twisty course of the Staffs and Worcs to Gailey which was heaving. There is approx one lock every mile along the following stretch and we ...

And so the countdown nears an end..., Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

And so the countdown nears an end...

A travel blog entry by haz14

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Blimey, the time is nigh and on Sunday I finally leave the country for an extended travel stint after many months of planning even more years of talking about it..... It feels exceptionally strange as the day finally nears and ...

Leek Show, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

Leek Show

A travel blog entry by jayton

Saturday and the sun is shining. Off to see the Leek show, just think of the Royal Easter show with no fun fair or show bags but lots of animals. Saw lots of nice things such as  Heavy Horses, Dressage Horses, flowers, ...

London and into the Midlands, Leek, United Kingdom travel blog

London and into the Midlands

A travel blog entry by auntie_bev

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For my last day in London, I went out to meet some of my cousins from South Africa that I had not seen since I was 2 years old. Alistair and Meghan are both now living in London. We met up in Covet Gardens...a very lively area in central London. We went ...

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