Off at 8.30am (a little lay in this morning!). 15 mins later came across a great character - the local bird man on the towpath walking his European Eagle Owl. Fantastic. He said OK to take some pics so we pulled in. Onto the "chocolate river" - Trent & Mersey and Onwards to the Harecastle Tunnel. Perfect timing as last boat coming out of tunnel towards us. Just time for H & S meeting and then straight in (four of us altogether). Not as exciting as Standedge. Lunch at Toby Carvery (Dave's fave) just before the start of Caldon Canal junction. Right on canal side. Excellent. Moored up Trenton for night. Some more boat names for you!