|A posh lock cottage at Deptmore Lock|
|Approaching Deptmore Lock|
On Saturday we decided on a short cruise as Eric accompanied my walk to Radford Bank after we'd worked through Deptmore Lock with it's posh lock cottage. Not a boat in sight and when we arrived at Radford Bank there were only two boats moored up there.
We tied up and decided on lunch at the Radford Bank Inn, which is a carvery with amazing prices £13.95 for two carvery meals and two drinks. I had roast gammon while Eric sampled the steak and kidney pie, with an assortment of help yourself to as much as you want vegetables.
Eric went back to the boat to watch the Grand Prix qualifiers and I escaped to Stafford for a little retail therapy. M&S didn't have anything I liked other than some nice food but Eric had some new socks and undies. I caught the bus back to Radford Bank and we had a quiet night with a nice coal fire because it was cold.
This mooring we decided to move just an hour and a half away to Tixall Wide just in time to watch the Grand Prix of course. Ben and I had a good walk but he had to stay on his lead 'til we were away from the dog walkers, cyclists and runners nearer Stafford. At Tixall Wide the wind is blowing....nothing unusual and there are just a few boats moored up. Satellite signal found, fire lit so we're all settled for a quiet afternoon.