Today we stayed dry all day, and continued through the Meaford Locks, very nice flight, and then stopped at Stone for a bit of shopping. It seems an affluent sort of place, good range of facilties, nice mooring right in the centre of town, close enough to carry a case of beer, but we didn't. After a quick sandwich on Melissa we set off for the short journey to our mooring for the night at Burston, it's very rural here, but a fellow boater recommended a dog friendly pub a short walk away and Millie wants to go.
We had to hand out two C-stickers today at the same lock, one to a bloke who, without the customary formalities, opened all the lock paddles as fast as possible sending Melissa bouncing around the lock, and one was shared by a couple who were too impatient to wait for us to clear two locks with no pound between them , then found themselves with nowhere to wait for the second lock, which had the paddle happy geezer in it. We left them bobbing around in the wind twatishly.
A short journey to Great Haywood tomorrow and we are booked into a marina for a couple of nights to get a bit of rest and do some chores while we have water and power supplied, everything is getting pretty dirty.
|Neil Morrissey won't be happy|
|Their feet are quite dirty|
|Plume of Feathers - last pub in both directions with Neil Morrissey|
|Fruit and Veg shop in Stone|
|When is it pub time?|