A late-ish start for us. The Meadford Top Lock had the bottom gates open and the gate paddle on the top lock jammed half up so that the 2 1/2 mile pound from Trentham Lock was low. There was a hire boat in the next lock and he said that all the bottom gates had been left open!! Lucky for him. We met three more boats coming down the locks to Stone and then 4 more at Star Lock - where have they all come from all of a sudden?
There were no moorings in Stone so I did a quick trip into town while David did the lock and then we pressed on.
Another 4 boats going through Aston Lock so we stopped at the next piece of piling and were moored up by 1145.
The weather is still very windy and cold but as you can see from the picture, there was a fantastic sunset. Hope that means a nice day tomorrow.
We could not get to David's nephew's wedding last December so I made this card to send. I used the punched out hearts from the border down the side and rub-on lettering. Unfortunately the pretty white and blue paper behind the star does not show up very well in the photograph.