Our daily walk took us into the village of Acton Trussell. It is a very pleasant village, with a mix of older original houses and cottages that have been added to over the years. What is nice is that most of the new additions have been built in a similar style to the original buildings. As we walked through the village we spotted a gentleman in his front garden going about his business. You can tell it is an upmarket village as he is reading the Telegraph and not some red top newspaper.
Yesterday the crew returned from their weekend jaunt, so this morning we were up bright and breezy ready to move off. First we settled our bill with the Stafford Boat Club and I am sure we will visit them again on our travels. The crew went top up shopping to a large co-op store in Wildwood, whilst I filled the water tank and prepared the boat. The forecast today was for heavy showers and occasional sunny spells. We set off with a potential mooring spot 200 yards ahead through the bridge. This was only going to be used if the weather was really foul, it was not. We continued on to the lock about half a mile away and were fortunate that a boat had set it for us. Through the lock for a further half a mile and we reached our intended mooring spot. Just as we were tying up the heavens opened with a mix of rain and hail. Five minutes later, just as we finished the sun came out. We have enough supplies to last at least a week, so we will probably stay here till after the bank holiday weekend as it may get busy.