Escape from the Marina

After a prolonged period of blog inactivity we are out boating for a few days, taking advantage of a window of nice weather.

Our inactivity has been occasioned by:

  1. Winter
  2. A stay in hospital for Joy
  3. A dog bite on the hand for me.

We’re taking it in easy stages, yesterday the first hop was in bright sunshine down to Rugeley, where we visited Tescos and stayed overnight. We had a surprisingly peaceful night for a town centre and awoke to the sound of birdsong in the hedge alongside.

Fuel Boat Dexta

Today we had a late start, leaving about 12 and arriving  at Wolseley Bridge in time for lunch.

As we passed Taft Bridge we were surprised to see fuel boat Dextra up on the bank, so I’m not sure what’s happening there as they were a good supplier of diesel & gas.

It was misty on our journey but now we are moored up in the sunshine with farmland to one side and the River Trent on the other. The only downside is the A51 just behind us but that will be convenient for our son & his girlfriend to visit us later.

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