Travel Blogs from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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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 ...

Last night in England -> one more sleeps, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Last night in England -> one more sleeps

A travel blog entry by timsinoz

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Well this is it, my last night in England. It's 11.30, my family are all in bed, rather sensibly considering the fact that we're all leaving at 7 in the morning to take me to the airport, but i dont have a hope of getting any sleep. This is despite ...

Memories, Whittington , United Kingdom travel blog

Memories

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Wednesday 22nd - Whittington Staffordshire 12 miles 3 locks When I logged on to write about today I discovered I had been too tired to post yesterdays miserable little contribution, hence two today. Pretty uneventful day today, just plenty of good ...

Penultimate week (we think), Coven, United Kingdom travel blog

Penultimate week (we think)

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Sunday 19th - Coven, Staffordshire 9 miles 1 lock Had a lovely time with Eian, Claire, Amy and Poppy yesterday. We met them at The Bridge pub in Brewood for lunch after misleading them a little with my wrong information about directions. The village of ...

Norma and an old house, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

Norma and an old house

A travel blog entry by jayton

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Thursday Today we sat around in the morning doing a bit of housework and stuff then we set off to see Norma and Alan in Ilkeston.  We saw them in November last years and we dropped in again to say farewell.  They are a lively pair and ...

A wild night and a new Prince, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

A wild night and a new Prince

A travel blog entry by jayton

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After a very pleasant evening we were woken up very early this morning by a big storm.  Don't know what time it was but it was till raining buckets at 5 am when I woke up again and another crack of lightening woke us up at about ...

My last few days, Prossy and Stoke City, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

My last few days, Prossy and Stoke City

A travel blog entry by timsinoz

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Hi All, It really isnt long now, and im starting to soil myself! Lovely I know. Wanted to give you a bit of information about what I've been up to in the two days since i last 'blogged'. I spent yesterday afternoon helping a friend out in ...

Every great journey begins with one small step..., Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Every great journey begins with one small step...

A travel blog entry by charding

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...rather un-glamorously though, mine happens to be into a car in Burton upon Trent, my motherland. As you can see in the picture, the thing that really tickles me about this town is the slogan "Gateway to the National Forest", as if its some ...

Back in England, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Back in England

A travel blog entry by adamcarly

Me: Well from Chester we travelled down to Penkridge in the midlands to see my mums side of the family. It was great to see all my cousins and uncles and auntys along with the most amazing bacon sandwiches. We all went down to a old manor house that ...

Flora & Tim's wedding!, Lichfield, United Kingdom travel blog

Flora & Tim's wedding!

A travel blog entry by fatkidfrogs

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Pre-Olympics The nose Fish n chips Rain Buckingham Palace (couldn't book too close to Olympics for our return) Westminister Abbey Big Ben Parliament Trafalgar Sq Piccadilly Covent Garden Primark Hammersmith Kingston Hyde Park (Will & Kate!) Taxi to ...

The end of an era, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

The end of an era

A travel blog entry by jayton

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Tuesday This morning we got a call from a man in Chester, which is about 2 1/2 hours drive away.  He wanted to have a look at the van.  He and his wife arrived at 2 pm and the van was sold by 2.30. He offered 650 and we accepted the offer. ...

Preparations, Staffordshire, United Kingdom travel blog

Preparations

A travel blog entry by tayka

My preparations for this trip seem to have been going on for months, so I'm ready to hit the road.  The hardest decision of all was deciding to quit my job to go travelling, which also meant leaving New York and moving back to ...

Jeff's Night Out, Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom travel blog

Jeff's Night Out

A travel blog entry by joparky

Jeff finished work on Friday and had a night out with friends in Newcastle last night.  Dave came down from Manchester too so joined the party.  I know  very little detail about the evening so will leave it to Jeff to update at some point ...

Pre-flight importantness, Leek, Staffordshire, United Kingdom travel blog

Pre-flight importantness

A travel blog entry by muelmcguinness

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Let me just set something straight before I get into it: Typo's and spelling errors are aloud! _______________________________________________________ I'm at home at the mo, havn't set off on my big venture yet. And i'm getting everything straight ...

Engines and Collingwood, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

Engines and Collingwood

A travel blog entry by jayton

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Saturday A very warm day but cooled down in the evening and was cloudy in the night We set off for Poynton to visit my Cousin Eileen.  As has been the case, the last time we were here and both times on this trip, the Anson Engine Museum in Poynton ...

Drayton Manor, Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

Drayton Manor

A travel blog entry by joparky

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Another place that the kids wanted to visit before leaving for NZ! A lovely sunny day brought out the crowds, particularly in Thomas land.  The morning was spent driving and flying a range of vehicles and being taken on a rollercoaster ride by the ...

Rocky II, Upper Hulme, United Kingdom travel blog

Rocky II

A travel blog entry by rachelkw

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... , I really did, but what with my eldest two heading off to Barcelona and the rest of the family packing for Canada, my little trip to Staffordshire got shoved to the back burner. When I did finally set off, I had to turn back after half and hour, as I had ...

Counting down, Rugeley, United Kingdom travel blog

Counting down

A travel blog entry by jeffsoo

Well, here I am sitting at my desk while Jeff is up north somewhere in his lorry. Can't believe that this time next week we will be on our way to Heath Row, setting off on our big adventure. At the moment we are both suffering from an acute attack of ...

How far shall we go today?, Great Haywood, United Kingdom travel blog

How far shall we go today?

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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... stands but doesn't go anywhere now. The Shugborough estate now belongs to the National Trust who have leased the property to Staffordshire County Council who now manage the whole estate.  There are a row of house alongside the canal which have ...

Alsop-en-le-Dale!, Alsop en le Dale, United Kingdom travel blog

Alsop-en-le-Dale!

A travel blog entry by marksadventures

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Just a quick entry for today. On the way back from Yorkshire, Mum and I drove through the Peak District, and stopped off at a little village called Alsop-en-le-Dale! Actually a village is probably a bit of an overstatement – it consisted of about 7 ...

More jobs done., Stone, United Kingdom travel blog

More jobs done.

A travel blog entry by hazelgault

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Friday 1st June 6 miles 3 locks There has been quite a lot of traffic both up and downstream for the last few days. We were moored just a few hundred yards from our next lock over night and getting ready to leave this morning, two boats came past us ...

V, Stafford, United Kingdom travel blog

V

A travel blog entry by binni

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V festival was wonderful - Neily and I had such a good time. I love music festivals - five years is definitely too long between drinks. V was unreal - so so many of my faves were there, James Morrison, definitely the highlight, though The Script, ...

Celebrations a plenty, Perton, United Kingdom travel blog

Celebrations a plenty

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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Blimey what a lot of celebrating to do. 1) It was officially an xmas get together 2) Amy's 30th 3) Karen's 30th (Kaz, that was alphabetical, it was clearly number 1) 4) George and Guang are engaged 5) Cheeky cockney conman Hipley Fowler ...

Well here we go......., Stafford, United Kingdom travel blog

Well here we go.......

A travel blog entry by kateandandy

Well here we go, the time has finally arrived, just the packing and the journey down to London on the train (which Andy is more excited about at the moment), is all we have left to do. Dave and Helen will then be putting us up for the night, before we ...

Deja Vu, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

Deja Vu

A travel blog entry by jayton

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Friday.  We have this funny feeling we have seen this site before.  Well, truth is I stayed here for a few nights while Jean visited Uncle John before he passed away.  The site I really had my eyes on was perfect, ...

A sad time, Ipstones, United Kingdom travel blog

A sad time

A travel blog entry by jayton

Monday. On Thursday I drove Jean to Southport to spend a couple of days with her Uncle John.  She did see him on the Thursday but as you all know he passed away early Friday morning. I was planning to move the van on Sunday but Jean and John went to ...

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