In between the showers we walked into the village for supplies, Penkridge has a first class butcher and baker as well as a small Sainsbury's and Co-op, we made use of all of these.
|Had to sweep up this morning.|
Thursday- We waved goodbye to Klara's crew, we will meet up with Roly and Bev at our wintering mooring at Aston. We got FL ready, Sue walked down to get Longford lock open. At Park Gate Lock I left FL in the lock and visited the adjacent Midlands Chandlers for coal and a few other bits. It's a dry day with no sight of the sun as we made our way through three locks to the affluent village of Acton Trussel, here The Moat House sits in lavish splendour beside the canal with St James church with it's 13C tower overlooking FL's progress.
After Deptmore lock we pass the tidy Stafford boat clubs premises, I may be using the dock facilities here over the winter to black FL's bottom. The canal loops around Baswich following the River Sow's valley, crossing the river on an aqueduct. We have moored on Tixall wide which is lake like with tall reeds on it's non tow path side..
|Tixall Hall's large Gatehouse|