The Swan at Fradley
Sign post at the junction we are heading for Great Haywood
We pass through 3 miles of rural landscape before reaching Armitage with it's well known factory.
Crappers ready for dispatch.
At the end of the town is a very narrow tunnel just wide enough for one boat to pass through, Sue keeps look out at the bow. Shortly after Armitage we are in Rugeley a very inviting town with good signage at the canal side informing boaters of the visitor moorings and how far the town centre is from the bridge (100yds) and a sign to William Palmer the 'Rugeley Poisoner'. It was also the scene of a brutal rape and murder in 1839 of Christina Collins who had been travelling from Liverpool to London by canal boat to meet her husband. Three boat men were punished for this crime, two were hanged and one was transported to Australia.
Rugeley power station peeps above these new build homes.
Rugeley Power Station
We are now moored north of the aqueduct over the river Trent
Had a mishap when coming in to moor I lost a windlass over the side and had to fish it out with a magnet.
Sue is pulling lots of perch from the deep.
The Trent and Mersey is where we intend to winter moor and we are going to view a few marina's and see what suits us best.