|A nice quiet spot near Burston|
We decided not to stay another night at Tixall Wide because Ben was finding it difficult to get on and off the boat as the towpath is low. A good place to touch up the battered rubbing strips on one side at least because we won't have a towpath on this side for a while.
Getting to the services at Great Haywood at the junction was the usual chaos so we had to queue. We really needed to get rid of the rubbish and recycling. I don't know why I bother to separate recycling as there was nowhere for it to go. Some places you can recycle but it's not easy to find room to keep it on a boat.
A right turn at the junction and we're heading towards Stone with a few stops on the way. By the number of boats that have passed up today we'll be lucky to find a space tomorrow.