We didn't have far to go today, just two or three miles north west along the Trent and Mersey from Rugeley. The Taft is the home of Boaters Christian Fellowship members Peter and Julie; we arrived there at noon ready for the weekend festivities. For many years Peter and Julie have hosted a barbecue for their BCF friends; this year marks the 20th anniversary of the BCF.
People have been arriving in various forms of transport: boat, naturally; caravan; motorhome; car. One member moored his boat up the canal and came to The Taft by rowing boat.
A disappointment - Not the best of days to wander around Shugborough gardens as a very misty drizzly morning was in store but the autumn colours of the changing foliage were ...
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