Thursday August 17th
09:40 start in dull but dry weather. Easy run to Meaford and through the first 4. Then to Stone and worked through top 2.
Going down….. Stone lock 29.
Passed some beautifully restored working boats as we entered the town.
Stopped for water and fuel at Stone Boat Building. 87 litres of diesel put in, more than I expected, but we have been using the heating early morning and late evening. Popped in to the chandlery for a few odds and sods.
Locked through 28 and 27 in a heavy shower, so we pulled up just past bridge 93 and had a look at Stone’s excellent shopping.
Set off again in bright sunshine, stopped for the night after Aston lock, between bridges 89 and 88.
Wide views of the Trent valley from the lock.
6 miles, 5 locks.