Today was the last day of the Boaters' Christian Fellowship (extended) weekend at The Taft, near Rugeley. We had a final time of worship in the morning, during which a dragonfly came into the marquee and couldn't find its way out again. John P. managed to capture it in his hands, but when he took it outside to release it it paused long enough on his finger for me to take a photo.
I called into Great Haywood Marina to see about a new float switch. They had one, but it was £27 which seemed a bit pricey. I left it hoping to find a cheaper one later.
We reversed back to the junction and turned onto the Staffs and Worcs, passing Kew at Tixall Wide. We would meet up with them at Penkridge later.
On the way we passed this interesting signpost at Baswich, just outside Stafford. There's a bit of a home-made look about the writing, although the signpost itself looks the job.
This evening the four of us (David, Mary, Jan and I) walked the few paces from where we'd tied up to the Boat pub for a meal. The food was good, but it took a very long time to arrive (as in an hour plus). We were offered drinks/coffees/puddings on the house by way of compensation.
Turn left for Middlewich - So we left our mooring at Bate's Mill and Al walked up to the already empty lock. We went in with anticipation as everyone had warned us of the swirl you g...
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