Tixall Wide (2)

Albert moored up in the Wide

On our second day mooring at Tixall Wide the weather finally brightened up. We took ourselves off to Shugborough Hall again to take advantage of their guided tours. We signed up for two; the Private Apartments, which is mostly about Patrick Litchfield, and the Voyages of Admiral George Anson. It turned out that we were the only two for the first and there were only two other takers for the second, so it was a bit like having a private viewing. Both were fascinating despite the subject matters being so different and centuries apart.

Another fine display of rhododendrons

We had lunch at the Lady Walk Tea Rooms before visiting the excellent Servants Quarters. We returned back to Albert with the best weather of the day but not before sampling the Lockside Tea Rooms which we have passed many times without sampling.

Buckby Cans
The evening weather was the best of the day and we again saw the sun set over Tixall Wide, surely one of the "musts" of English canal boating.

Maggie doing cross stitch

Sunset, reflections, shadows and contrails at Tixall Wide