Wandering to Wolseley Bridge

Today we decided to travel up the Staffs & Worcester to Stafford and also down the Trent & Mersey towards Rugeley.

Tixall Gatehouse from across the Wide

Classic cruiser on Tixall Wide

Compared with recent days the weather was colder and less sunny. We also got a few showers. Going towards Stafford we only had one lock to negotiate. There was little traffic and boating was quite straightforward.
Tixall Lock, Staffs & Worcester

Just after the aqueduct over the River Sow at Milford we came across CRT recovering the wreck of a fibre-glass cruiser. With the personnel and equipment involved it appeared to be an expensive operation. 

Recovering a sunk cruiser

The countryside along the Sow and Penk valleys is pleasant and it was an enjoyable trip. We winded at the Stafford Boat Club and returned through Tixall to Great Haywood. Turning south through Great Haywood and Colwich locks we finally moored up at Wolseley Bridge. We intend to walk across the bridge across to Trent and visit The Wolseley Arms for a meal later this evening. Tomorrow we turn around near Rugeley and head back to Aston since Ginette is due back at Stone first thing on Friday.