What trip through the Stafford area would be complete without passing the boat Madam Cholet. Two adults and a dog live on this boat - and have done for years. Perhaps a sort out is due....
Fancy new bridge at Stafford Boat Club
Just a bit further on, the cottage at Deptmore Lock has been completely renovated by it's new owners, and now even has a road access. The lady who used to live here had no electricity, and depended on a huge generator for power. She didn't have road access either, and had a little motor boat on the canal in which she used to whizz into Stafford to get her shopping.
New road access accross the field to Deptmore Lock Cottage
Gailey Roundhouse - you may have passed it by road on the A5.
Breathe in! Loads of boats at Gailey, with just enough room to squeeze through.
And onto the Shroppie.
Must be getting nearer home now, as we're bumping into more people we know - including Jan & Dave on NB Pipe Dream down near Brewood, out for a couple of weeks before the season starts and they then spend every weekend making cakes and serving then voluntarily in Froncysyllte Community Centre.
Had to take a photo of this - only two boats moored at Brewood - loads of room! Isn't it the case when you don't want to stop there? When you do, there's never any room.
Rubbish photo (again), but these are the first primroses we've seen (so far).