The rain was forecast to stop at 1100. At 1045 it seemed to have done so, so we set off. After a very short time the rain restarted and got heavier and heavier. Under a bridge at Trentham I took the opportunity to put on my overtrousers and wellingtons. Thus waterproofed we carried on ... and the rain stopped straight away. I kept covered up, though, and was glad I did as the rain gradually picked up again. We tied up just above Etruria Junction and had lunch. Then the rain stopped and we recce'd Basford Post Office, just over the "border" in Newcastle-under-Lyme, where we hope to pick up our postal votes tomorrow.
On the way there we saw some interesting things. First, a pub with an inferiority complex?
"Privilege" by Denis O'Connor.
We were on our way to the Jaflong curry house in Hanley where we enjoyed their Monday special: a "three course meal" for £8.95. The courses were poppadom; starter and balti with pilau rice or naan. It was very good value and very tasty.
We took the scenic route back along the Caldon Canal, just down the hill past the Emma Bridgewater pottery, from where I took this photo.
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