Stafford Boat Club

Today we finally left Tixall Wide to continue our journey. We only had three miles and one lock to navigate today. Our destination was Stafford Boat Club on the outskirts of Stafford. We need to be close to the trains this weekend, so the crew can go to another birthday celebration. We arrived at 11 am and had a short wait before we could access the services pontoon. We then nipped across the entrance of the marina and moored on the linear moorings. Here we could also plug into the national grid, and we have water on tap. No need for conservation for the next week. The boat club is very small and run entirely by volunteers. It has all services and a club house, renowned for the low cost of its ale. The people here are very friendly which explains why there is a long waiting list for potential moorers. By the time we had tied up the sun was out and the day ended up being very warm. We took the rest of the day easy, and will explore our surroundings over the next few days.

       

                                              Viewing from the starboard side hatch.

       

                   Viewing from the other side across the landscaped grounds of the boat club.

Totals 5 Miles 1 Lock