What have I done today? We left our mooring above Barlaston and worked through eight locks to moor up at Stone. Lots of boats about and lots of chats at the locks. I met a lady on NB Penelope who saw the boat name and told Eric she reads our blog. I didn't get a chance to ask your name so hello again. I also met Brenda whose just retired from teaching at Lliswerry Primary- we didn't exchange names so it was a case of looking for her picture on the website. The conversation started with a comment on our boats name and realising we both were teachers in Newport.
It was chaotic as we approached Stone as the water point is below the lock and we came out of the lock to find boats everywhere. We did manage to pull in and fill up with water. I popped along to the chandlers as I needed a new long handled aluminium windlass to replace the one now in the cut above Sandbach. The long handled design makes the paddle gear easier to move. We moored up near the Sports Ground in a space just long enough for us. Ben is delighted as he's already had a play with the ball thrower in the big open space. We came back to the boat when the rain started.